Brian Clegg

"Brian Clegg"
Brian Clegg, popular science author
Top Reviewer Ranking: 428
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (532 of 590)
Location: Wiltshire, England
In My Own Words:
Brian Clegg is a popular science author with books including The God Effect, A Brief History of Infinity, Before the Big Bang, Inflight Science, Build Your Own Time Machine, The Universe Inside You, Gravity, Dice World, Extra Sensory and The Quantum Age.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 428 - Total Helpful Votes: 532 of 590
The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of Ho&hellip by Gretchen Reynolds
Anyone who knows the reviewer would raise an eyebrow about my reading a book on how to exercise better, but this is subtitled ĎThe surprising science of how we can exercise better, train smarter and live longerí. Gretchen Reynolds delivers an impressive balance between exploring scientific studies in the area of exercise and practical guidance for everyday folk.

One problem with studies in health and fitness is that it isnít always easy to tell the difference between a small subjective study with insufficient data to draw an significant conclusions and large studies that have been replicated and confirmed in their findings. It is also often quite difficult to distinguish pick… Read more
Sennheiser PC 8 USB Internet Telephony On-Ear Head&hellip by Sennheiser
While the built in speakers and microphone seem the best way to use Skype for a casual conversation I quite often use it to give interviews or have remote business meetings where quality of sound is more important than looking perfect - and this headset delivers exactly what you would expect from experts like Sennheiser.

It plugs into a USB port, keeping the audio port free and is nice and lightweight. I've worn it all day for a virtual visit to a school in a different country and didn't suffer as a result.

I can't comment on the sound quality when listening to music - I keep that for the speakers and only make use of this headset for conversation, but in a business… Read more
The Young Dictator by Rhys Hughes
The Young Dictator by Rhys Hughes
There's a certain kind of novel that is technically aimed at 'young adults' (bookseller speak for teenagers), but that is also enjoyed by adults. It is, of course, a publisher's dream if it comes off, as you end up with a much bigger potential audience than usual. The best known example is, of course, the Harry Potter series, though I think my favourite crossover YA books are The Owl Service, The Night Circus and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, - in fact, demonstrating the power of this approach, they remain among my favourite books ever. I was, therefore, rather interested when I came across a new such book called The Young Dictator by Rhys Hughes.

The premise is… Read more