“The book begins with a history of brewing; I did feel that more might have been made of the distinction between Real Ale and cask-conditioned beer, particularly since the CAMRA revolution is often quoted as the most successful consumer protest of modern times. From there it goes on to a history of the public house”
Students from UHI’s BA (Hons) creative writing course have published an anthology of their work, with all profits going to a north of Scotland cystic fibrosis support charity.
Tales of Insurrection from Orcadian History
Mousa to Mackintosh is a chronological history of Scottish architecture, from brochs and classical country houses to baronial tower-houses and modernist New Towns.
“No history of astronomy is complete without mentioning that Johannes Kepler had to defend his mother against charges of witchcraft; and in most of them it is just that, a mention.”
‘Although the subtitle of this book promises ‘Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny beyond Earth’,page 13 issues something of a warning note. “To do this, we will have to exploit the fourth wave of science, which consists of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology’’
Read Duncan Lunan’s review of this fascinating book redressing the omissions in Scientific discovery
‘Hopeful Hearts for the Wrens’ by Vicki Beeby, is a light romantic novel set in Orkney and guaranteed to take your mind away from the cares of every day.
Professor Jane Downes (left), director of the UHI Archaeology Institute, along with the other winners at Saturday’s Current Archaeology awards in London.
The House of Styx, set in the atmosphere of Venus, is “the first of a ground-breaking new series, 250 years before The Quantum Magician”, which is the first of a four-book series, The Quantum Evolution.