The Order of Time is a little wonder of a book. It provides surprising insights into an increasingly mysterious world, offers warmly humane reflections on our existential condition, and sustains a virtual conversation that will continue long after the reading has ceased.
"Dumb-smart stories", fake news, serial narratives, and surprise endings: an engaging conversation about cognitive bias.
To get people to care about the planet they must feel a connection to it. In this, the BBC Blue Planet series succeeds.
There's something characteristically English about the Royal Society, whereby strangers gather under the aegis of some shared interest to read, study, and form friendships and in which they are implicitly agreed to exist insulated and apart from political differences.