Bedtime stories for scientists – Mutants

Just over a year ago Ed Prosser and I teamed up to record me reading some extracts from popular science books, which I then published them in a mini-series of posts called Bedtime stories for scientists. I wrote this about the idea behind the posts: Life is busy, very busy. It seldom leaves many of … Continue reading Bedtime stories for scientists – Mutants

Bedtime stories for scientists – part 3

Next up in my audio mini-series, Bedtime stories for scientists, is an extract from Charles Darwin's Journals of Researches. I have to admit I don't think I read this extract as well as I could have, but I absolutely love this section of Darwin's Journal. It give such fantastic insight into both 'Darwin the inquisitive scientist' … Continue reading Bedtime stories for scientists – part 3

Bedtime stories for scientists – part 2

In the second of my short audio series, Bedtime stories for scientists, I read an extract from the opening chapter of Julian Huxley's Essays in Popular Science. I stumbled across this book at the book market on London's South Bank beneath Waterloo Bridge. In an earlier post I described how I was struck by the fact Huxley's … Continue reading Bedtime stories for scientists – part 2