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Dr Alistair Brown | Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more

Review of Gale E. Christianson, Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming

Monday, June 08, 2009

I've just posted a new review of a book that has been around for a few years, but that was recommended to me recently by a friend. My acquaintance heralded his writing style as being a beautiful example of scientific popularisation. Sadly, I disagree, as the book makes some howlers in its attempt to make history accessible. The full review is available here: Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming, by Gale E. Christianson

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