Science Cafe Book Club
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s once again the time of year forAdam Walton to host the Science Café Book Club. He asks three scientists to select a favourite science-related book which they’d recommend as Christmas reading.
And this year we’ve got some brilliant choices. One of them takes us into the oceans of Planet Earth half a billion years ago to meet the extraordinary creatures which inhabited them; another explores the great British tradition of the boffin; and there’s a post-apocalyptic novel by Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood.
Deri Tomos, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at Bangor University has chosen ‘Wonderful Life – The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History' by Stephen Jay Gould (Norton Books);
Dr. Stephanie Rennick, Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University puts the case for ‘Oryx and Crake’ by Margaret Atwood (Virago);
Dr. Ryan Marks from the School of Engineering at Cardiff University opts for ‘Backroom Boys – The Secret Return of the British Boffin’ by Francis Spufford (Faber)