Category Archives: Historical

What you think you know 

I thought I knew Isaac Newton’s history and I was wrong. This book takes us through the life of Isaac Newton from. His humble beginnings belie the huge impact he had on mathematics and physics, but how aware are you … Continue reading

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Antikythera for the interested

   This book is ace. I’ve had a fascination for the antikythera mechanism for a good number of years and this probably dates back to a TV programme which is mentioned in the book and featured Arthur C Clarke. I … Continue reading

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Circumnavigation

   Once again Robert Goddard leads us back to the turn of the century. This is right back to the time of his first book “Past Caring”. We are,as ever, drawn into an incredible, unlikely and completely improbable world of … Continue reading

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