Tagged: books

Tsundoku - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 04, 2013

Just hours before heading off the Dunedin’s annual fund-raiser for the Regent Theatre, the 24-hour booksale, I read this tweet from New Zealand science writer Veronika Meduna: great, the Japanese have a word for "the act of buying books and not reading them, leaving them to pile up": tsundoku http://i.imgur.com/kRgaXcQ.jpg  I … Read More

Dawkins’ new book - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 20, 2013

Richard Dawkins’ latest book is due out next September. The title – Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene It’s yet a new genre for Dawkins – autobiography. Mind you he has reached the age where … Continue reading → … Read More

New books in Science, Technology and Society - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 01, 2012

As we all know, there’s something of a profusion out there of books about science, technology and society in its myriad forms. Sorting through this heap can be something of a difficult task, and so it’s with some delight that I’ve just heard about the New Books in Science, Technology and Society initiative. It ‘aims [...] … Read More

An angel lines up in books’ corner - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 13, 2012

Here are two aspects of books – an industry ripe for a social media makeover. Firstly, chances are, if you’ve had a good read lately, you’ve told someone else about it. Secondly, with the sometimes predicted death of printed books … Continue reading → … Read More