'Correlations' card game (detail)

Geological games

30 April 2014 by

You may enjoy chess or Scrabble, but have you ever played a game based on the Quaternary geological period? Correlations…

Needle tip from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia (1665)

Restoration reading

5 April 2013 by

Robert Hooke’s Micrographia is one of my favourite Restoration books, written by one of my favourite Restoration gentlemen. It’s also…

Podarcis sicula coerulea, from Theodor Eimer 'Zoologische Studien auf Capri: II' (1874)

Mediterranean blue

19 March 2013 by

It’s always nice to see an old friend, especially in an unexpected place. I was very pleased, therefore, and slightly…