New Alex Bellos Book: Snowflake, Seashell Star

24th September 2015

Alex Bellos, author of bestselling popular maths books, today releases a maths colouring book, Snowflake, Seashell, Star: Colouring Adventures in Numberland.

Snowflake, Seashell, Star combines aesthetic and conceptual beauty to convey simple, but deep, mathematical ideas. It uses intricate patterns and illustrations to invite the reader into a calming and illuminating experience, and to communicate the visual and abstract wonder of mathematics through 80 wonderful images to colour.

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Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015

15th September 2015

Many congratulations to Sunjeev Sahota, whose novel THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS is one of six books shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. The novel tells the story of three Indian immigrants living in a house in Sheffield, and the devout, extraordinary woman on the other side of the city who will change at least one of their lives.

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Andrew Harding sums up his time as BBC’s Africa correspondent

10th September 2015

Andrew Harding signed off this week as the BBC’s Africa correspondent with this moving blog:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34138616

At J&N we’re delighted that he now has more time to write his wonderful book about Somalia.

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Kevin Fong to give the 2015 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

2nd September 2015

Kevin Fong, a flying doctor and expert in space medicine, will use the Royal Institution Christmas lectures to explore how an immense controlled explosion propels astronauts into a beautiful and hostile environment where a single mistake can mean death in seconds.

The lecture series, How to Survive in Space, will hopefully include a live two-way video chat with Tim Peake, Britain’s first European Space Agency astronaut, who is set to arrive at the International Space Station for the start of his mission, Principia, days before the lectures begin.

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