Nott is a surgeon. Instead of going to the beach for his hols, he heads to war zones: Sarajevo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria… His account of his experiences over the last 25 years is eye-opening and, as one would expect, humane on a grand scale.
Himalayan rivers support a fifth of the world’s population, and everyone in the Asian subcontinent. Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Amrith retells historical events and stories from a hydrological perspective, going on to discuss present day perils, global warming and beyond…
How Orcadian technological innovations over the last decades – a smart grid, micro-turbines, hydrogen fuel, marine power etc – are leading the way for low-carbon expertise while generating surplus energy.
Combining neuroscience and psychoanalysis, the psychotherapist author is further qualified to write this book being married to Tom Stuart-Smith, the garden designer and winner of umpteen awards at Chelsea and elsewhere.
A journey into the geology under our feet and the ways in which they affect our lives from agriculture to architecture. Essays about schist and shale, quartz and coal, caves and tundra, meteorites, gypsum and gneiss, by Alan Garner, Sarah Wheeler, John Burnside, Sarah Moss, Helen Mort and many others.