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The Map and the Word

Nature writer Richard Mabey asks whether a sense of direction should be considered a sixth sense.

Nature writer Richard Mabey reflects on his lifelong relationship with science and the natural world.

He considers how maps are not just a tool from getting from A to B; for him, they are a kind of 'cryptogram'. A mapworm all his life, Richard considers every little nuance on the page as a clue to a new landscape. They are 'paper dreams'.

15 minutes

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Fri 30 Apr 2010 23:00


The Book that Changed Me

The Book that Changed Me

Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.

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