Saturday, 29 November 2008

A fascinating talk by Geoffrey Blainey


Geoffrey Blainey recently gave a talk at the State Library of NSW about his new book Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and His Rivals. You can watch a video of his talk here. You might also like to check out Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story and The Journals of Captain Cook.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Superorganisms



Steve Jones, author of Coral and The Single Helix has written an excellent review of Bert Bert H├Âlldobler and E. O. Wilson's The Superorganism in The New York Times. If you are interested in learning more about the social life of honeybees, a book published earlier this year called The Buzz About Bees by Jurgen Tautz is definitely worth reading.