Book Reviews

The Energy Glut: The Politics of Fatness in an Overheating

by Ian Roberts and Phil Edwards.

Read the review (International Journal of Epidemiology, Dec 2010)


Where we’re at with geoengineering

  • How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the audacious quest to fix Earth’s climate by Jeff Goodell
  • Hack the Planet: Science’s best hope – or worst nightmare – for averting climate catastrophe by Eli Kintisch

Read the review (New Scientist, 12 May 2010)


Five Books, for The Browser (website)

Interview with Alex Lankester and short reviews of:

Fixing Climate: The Story of Climate Science – and How to Stop Global Warming, by Robert Kunzig and Wallace S Broecker

Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use, by Ernst von Weizsacker, Amory B Lovins and L Hunter Lovins

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, by David J C MacKay

Seeing Further: the Story of Science and the Royal Society, edited by Bill Bryson

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, by Richard Holmes.

Read the review