Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley DL FRSL FMedSci is a British journalist and businessman. Ridley is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics.
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What makes us human? Why are we the only animals who wear clothes, drive cars, trawl the internet, and fly helicopters on Mars? It’s all because we’ve learnt to talk: yet remarkably, we still don’t know how we did it. SPEECH! suggests an answer that’s been hiding in plain sight – the simple yet radical shift that turned our analog grunts and shriek...
If you want a book to read this summer that is a genuine intellectual feast of ideas, I strongly recommend @memesovergenes's book Speech! - how language made us human, written with great eloquence. – source
Also recommended byRichard Dawkins
Aunt Munca never told the truth about anything. Calling herself after the mouse in a Beatrix Potter story, she was already a figure of mystery during the childhood of her nephew Ferdinand Mount. Half a century later, a series of startling revelations sets him off on a tortuous quest to find out who this extraordinary millionairess really was. What ...
I have just finished reading a very, very good book. Gasp-inducingly surprising again and again. Funny. Lyrical. Grand. Ingenious. Mysterious. Sad. Gripping. It's about an aunt. It's true...in the end. It's called Kiss Myself Goodbye, by Ferdinand Mount. – source
Have you ever stopped to wonder why hand sanitizer was missing from your pharmacy for months after the COVID-19 pandemic hit? Why some employers and employees were arguing over workers being re-hired during the first COVID-19 lockdown? Why passenger airlines were able to get their own ring-fenced bailout from Congress? Economics in One Virus answer...
A fascinating book – source
@arupthenomad Jennifer doudna’s book. – source
It's a terrific book. – source
Also recommended byMarc AndreessenSean CarrollDani RodrikBinyamin AppelbaumErik TorenbergPaul BloomJason FurmanGary King
This is a very important and superbly argued book. – source
All humans share three origins: the beginning of our individual lives, the appearance of life on Earth, and the formation of our planetary home. Life through Time and Space brings together the latest discoveries in both biology and astronomy to examine our deepest questions about where we came from, where we are going, and whether we are alone in t...
A fine, clear, clever book on life, genes, evolution and the stars, including the probability of extraterrestrial life: – source
Turned evolutionary biology on its head and was written like a great detective story. – source
An astonishing literary achievement, and it was about the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century. – source