First published on FB 22/06/2019 …and why so many milk bottles? …
First published on FB 22/06/2019 …what did this pair have to do with things? …
First published on FB 22/06/2019 So the files went off to the printer this week and it’s full steam ahead for publication on July 28th. Here are a few little snippets from the index to tempt you into pre-ordering… there can’t be many indexes with this pair of entries…
First posted on FB 08/06/2019 I’ve been musing while checking my proofs, on BD Shaw’s legacy. Demonstration lecturing is in the ascendancy, and accessible to all of us at events and science festivals around the country. Nottingham continues its tradition, with YouTube legend Sir Martyn Poliakoff demonstrating at its Wonder Festival next Saturday, June 15th.Continue reading “Shaw’s legacy”
First posted on FB 03/06/2019 Feeling a great sense of relief today as I submitted my index last night. That’s the last major piece of work done, just a bit of checking to go.If you are feeling you would like to read the book, then preorders are very welcome as these help bookshops decide whetherContinue reading “Back cover”
First posted on FB 25/05/2019 Love this sculpture by artist and sculptor Tim bennett fine art of BD Shaw manning his lookout post in the trenches of World War I. Created for an exhibition in Ilkeston and going on permanent display at Nottingham University. Fantastic attention to detail, with a science textbook at his side!
First posted on FB on 03/05/2019 It’s an exciting moment when the page proofs arrive and you finally get to see how your book is going to look. Framed by a Smoking Gun is typeset in Adobe Garamond Pro, an old-style serif typeface with a history going back to French printer Claude Garamond in theContinue reading “Ampersand”
First posted on FB 08/03/2019 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table – 150 years since the publication of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. The School of Chemistry is inviting suggestions for a Nottingham Periodic Table, where the usual element symbols stand for something or someone related to Nottingham. I have suggested S for ShawContinue reading “The Nottingham Periodic Table”
First posted on FB 03/03/2019 Decided to go with the b&w version after all. Big thanks to photographer Ian Farrell for working with a somewhat camera-shy subject!
First posted on FB 19/02/2019 And you can even pre-order in Swedish Krona! bokus.com