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


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.