In "The Closers" by Michael Connelly, Hieronymus Bosch returns from retirement to team up with former partner Kiz Rider at the Open-Unsolved Unit. In style, the first case assigned to Bosch and Rider comes laden with political implications ("high jingo"), which all trace to the dark underbelly of the LAPD. An excerpt is available at the author's website and the publisher provides an audio clip.
Professor emeritus David Favrholdt describes in his book, "Spaltningen", the relationship between nuclear physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, and attempts to cast some light on their meeting in Copenhagen, september 1941. Did Heisenberg try to warn Bohr about the german atom bomb project, did he want to show off his success to his mentor and teacher, did he want to convince Bohr that no physicist should partake in making the atom bomb or did he attempt to recruit Bohr for the german project? Prof. Favrholdt will be holding a lecture series on the book's subject and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation - DR - have a radio program.
E. H. Gombrich: "A Little History of the World". The history of the world in 40 brief chapters. Review by the Observer. BBC radio interview with Gombrich's granddaughter about the book. On a curios note, I discovered that Gombrich reviewed a book about J. J. Gibson's theory to visual perception for the New York Times in 1989. As an integral part of his theory of perception, Gibson invented the concept of affordance.
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