The historian argues London is an intrinsically addictive city. He charts its history through its dependencies on chocolate, tobacco, coffee, tea, and LSD.
The futurist says work in futures is about patterns, not predictions. He recommends five books about the future that look backwards as well as forwards.
Everything we have been told about drugs and drug addiction and how society should deal with them is wrong, says the British author and journalist. He chooses the best books on the War on Drugs.
The evolutionary biologist tells us why it's impossible to clone a mammoth, and why we might want to. She guides us through five books that discuss biodiversity, extinction, and genetics.
Embracing a scientific worldview excludes the possibility of also believing in God, says the evolutionary biologist. He picks Five Books that help explain why this is the case.
What is art? Does it have to be good? Is it up to a museum curator or other expert to decide? If so, how did the first art arise? A leading philosopher chooses the best books on the philosophical questions surrounding art.
On the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the author chooses books that sidestep the politics and "bring us back to the human story - the fact that this was history unfolding in real time."
Americans remember Reagan fondly, but what did the Gipper really stand for? The historian and author of The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s chooses the best books on Ronald Reagan and his time.
The Professor of Education and History says a one-size-fits-all approach to Sex Education cannot function in a globalised world
Religion has an ability to create groups and communities that has yet to be surpassed, argues the author of And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus.