We talk with James Vincent about his book Beyond Measure: The Hidden History Of Measurement From Cubits To Quantum Constants.
We spend most of the hour talking with Simon Winchester about his new book Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World.
Then we revisit part of our 2020 interview with one of the people Winchester talks about in Land, Isabella Tree. She tells us of the land she’s re-wilded. Her book is Wilding: the Return of Nature to a British Farm.
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Are we seeing the dawning of Pacific century? And what can its past teach us about its future? We talk with two authors today that feature the Pacific Ocean: first, Simon Winchester talks about his award-winning book, Pacific.