Death and Destruction on the Thames in London by Anthony Galvin

Published by Sapere Books Synopsis: The history of the Thames in London is full of death and destruction, not just of people but the buildings along its banks and the bridges that span its murky depths which hide drownings, suicide and murder – including with a poisoned umbrella. This fascinating book tells the story of … Continue reading Death and Destruction on the Thames in London by Anthony Galvin

Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

Published by Honno  Synopsis: Elizabeth Davis - known in Wales as Betsy Cadwaladyr - was a ladies' maid from Meirionnydd who travelled the world and gained fame as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was a dynamic character who broke free of the restrictions placed on women in Victorian times to lead a life … Continue reading Betsy Cadwaladyr: A Balaclava Nurse: An Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis

Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls

Synopsis: A narcoleptic's tireless journey through the neuroscience of disordered sleep. Whether it's a bout of bad jet lag or a stress-induced all-nighter, we've all suffered from nights that left us feeling less than well-rested. But for some people, getting a bad night's sleep isn't just an inconvenience: it's a nightmare. In Sleepyhead, science writer … Continue reading Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls

Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life by Oné R. Pagán

Synopsis: Life is beautiful, ruthless, and very, very strange. In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom--all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, … Continue reading Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life by Oné R. Pagán