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Robert Dallas Campbell is a British television presenter and television and stage actor, best known as a presenter on the factual Channel 5 series The Gadget Show in 2008 and BBC One science series Bang Goes the Theory from 2009 to 2012.
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The Worst Journey in the World
Apsley Cherry-Garrard - Jan 27, 2021 (first published in 1922)
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The Worst Journey in the World is a memoir of the 1910–1913 British Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. It was written by a member of the expedition, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and has earned wide praise for its frank treatment of the difficulties of the expedition, the causes of its disastrous outcome, and the meaning (if any) of human su...
Dallas Campbell
Jan 05, 2021
“If you match your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin’s egg.” Truly a masterpiece. Certainly one of the finest books I’ve ever read. It will live with me for the rest of my life:      source
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The Worst Journey in the World
Cherry-Garrard - Sep 03, 2007 (first published in 1922)
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A beautiful, fully illustated edition of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's wonderful record of the Worst Journey in the World. Cherry-Garrard does describe Scott's unsucessful attempt to be to first person to the South Pole, but this is not the "worst journey." This is the complete book--Volumes I and II and glossary....
Dallas Campbell
Dec 12, 2020
@P2Pinney @citizenjoesmith Yes, I feel the same. It's an extraordinary book.      source
Suspicious Minds
Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories
Rob Brotherton - Jan 03, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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We're all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others.Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of society with bizarre ideas about shape-shifting reptilian aliens running society in secret. They walk among us. They are us. Everyone loves a ...
Dallas Campbell
Jul 23, 2020
@rob_brotherton Great book.      source
How UFOs Conquered the World
The History of a Modern Myth
David Clarke - Jul 15, 2015
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A history of the various manifestations and shifting meaning of the Twentieth Century's single great contribution to mythology: the UFO.Neither a credulous work of conspiracy theory nor a sceptical debunking of belief in 'flying saucers', How UFOs Conquered the World explores the origins of UFOs in the build-up to the First World War and how report...
Dallas Campbell
Apr 28, 2020
For all the #UFO ‘believers’ getting a bit tetchy with me today, I’m just winding you up and I’m sorry! For those interested in such things, this is the best book to read on the subject imho.      source
How to Be an Explorer of the World
Portable Life Museum
Keri Smith - Oct 07, 2008
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From the author of Wreck This Journal, an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their...
Dallas Campbell
Mar 26, 2020
Parents. You are now inundated with online ‘stuff’ for kids. But this is a wonderful book I’d like to throw in the mix by Keri Smith:      source
The Demon-Haunted World
Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan - Feb 25, 1997 (first published in 1996)
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How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we dont understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to...
Dallas Campbell
Feb 26, 2020
@TheChilterns Even if you profoundly disagree with Clarke, it’s very detailed. The classic is of course ‘The Demon Haunted World’ by Carl Sagan. When I’m Prime Minister it will be compulsory reading at school! Best book on what science is/isn’t and why we think the way we do. 👍      source
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Queen of the Air
Midge Gillies - May 01, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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An adventuress both in her private and public life, Amy Johnson has iconic status as an outstanding female adventurer whose death remains a mystery to this day....
Dallas Campbell
Jan 05, 2020
@woodzmeister @sciencemuseum Have a read of Midge Gillies book and see if you change your mind!      source
The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a new afterwordIt is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible--food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation.The Uninhabitable Earth is both a trave...
Dallas Campbell
Aug 06, 2019
“We can’t see anything except through cataracts of self-deception” @dwallacewells A superbly written book on the scale of what we’re up against. Read this ASAP 👇      source