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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Play us a dune!

Sand: A Journey Through Science And The Imagination Michael Welland OUP, 320pp, £18.99 ISBN 978-0-19-956318-0 ‘Did you know that the Sand Mountain in Nevada emits a low C, while dunes in Chile sound an F, and those in Morocco a G#?’ Me neither. But that’s not the only thing you’ll learn about ‘the sand of [...]

Tearing it up with Harry Sidebottom

You might recognise Harry Sidebottom from ‘Ancient Discoveries’ on The History Channel (presenter, not artefact); or perhaps you read Ancient Warfare: a very short introduction (OUP, 2004). But most likely you’ll have heard his name in conjunction with the bestselling Warrior of Rome, his trio (so far) of late-Classical adventures, set in the beleaguered Eastern [...]