H. G. Wells, the “Shakespeare of science fiction”, also wrote prolifically and often presciently on science, education and geopolitics. This collection, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Wells’s birth, showcases all his writing in Nature from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s, along with selected reviews of his major works of nonfiction and fiction. A fascinating record of a great science educator during a transformative era for science. $7.99
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Savour Michael Gordin’s analysis of Paul Erickson’s The World the Game Theorists Made; Diane Coyle’s take on Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth; John Marzluff’s look at Bernd Heinrich’s One Wild Bird at a Time; Joan Silk’s take on Tim Clutton-Brock’s Mammal Societies; and more.
Discover why the days of sex could be numbered. Replay the first faint ‘chirp’ of a gravitational-wave signal. Meet the women who secretly launched NASA. These six reviews of the season’s pivotal science books include Sheila Rowan perusing Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, Douwe Draaisma extolling Charles Fernyhough’s The Voices Within, Gregor Macdonald on Mason Inman's The Oracle of Oil — and much more.
As Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland approaches its 150th anniversary, Nature marks the moment with a collection of works by and about Lewis Carroll from its own archives, Macmillan and Scientific American. This celebration includes selections from his 1885 volume of humorous maths problems, A Tangled Tale, and essays by the likes of mathematicians Martin Gardner and Francine Abeles, and literary scholar Gillian Beer. $5.99
These six reviews crystallize the biggest in big thinking, from exploring the half-shrouded origins of the Universe to immersing in the cosmos within the human skull. David Katz surveys Soda Politics by Marion Nestle, Jane Long reads Oliver Morton’s ‘geopoetic’ study The Planet Remade, Michael Turner assesses physicist Lisa Randall’s Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs and Jim Baggott’s Origins — and much more.