Interviews where books by Douglas Adams were recommended
Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, nature and climate change
by Elizabeth Kolbert
When The Rivers Run Dry: Journeys into the heart of the world's water crisis
by Fred Pearce
Last Chance to See
by Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine
The End of Nature
by Bill McKibben
Our Dying Planet: An ecologist's view of the crisis we face
by Peter Sale
In 2015 Gaia Vince became the first woman to win the Royal Society’s science book of the year prize for her book, Adventures in the Anthropocene. She spent two years on the road investigating how communities across the world are coping with climate change. Here, she shares the five best books on climate change and the Anthropocene – the geological epoch of man.
Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro tells us why it’s impossible to clone a mammoth, and why we might want to. She guides us through five inspiring books to get us thinking about extinction and the role genetics could potentially play in maintaining biodiversity.
Armed with one of the ‘big histories’ currently in vogue, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and a tome about how modern maths came to be, you too can get a grip on how the world works. Tech blogger Venkatesh Rao chooses some good books for those who agree with Socrates that ‘for a human being, the unexamined life is not worth living.’