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A New Map of Wonders
A New Map of Wonders is about wonder and things that make the world astonishing. It is published by Granta in the UK and by Chicago University Press in the US. Advance praise for the book is here . A list of public talks and events is  here . Links to revie...
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Publication
UK Publication of A New Map of Wonders has been brought forward from 2 November to 26 October.  The book will be available from good bookshops. If you are thinking of buying online please think before buying from Amazon . Online alternatives include Hive .
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Advance praise for A New Map of Wonders
A wondrous brew of science, history, and sheer exhilaration. Read it and marvel.  — Sarah Bakewell  This book does exactly what it says on the cover, and shows us where wonder is to be found. His account of familiar phenomena shows how unfamiliar and extrao...
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An addressable reality
A poem, as a manifestation of language and, thus, essentially dialogue, can be a message in a bottle, sent out in the — not always greatly hopeful — belief that somewhere and sometime it could wash up on land, on heartland perhaps. Poems in this sense too a...
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Cover
Here's the most recent design for the cover of A New Map of Wonders , which will be published in the autumn by Granta in the UK and Chicago University Press in the US. The new Granta catalogue containing a description of the book is online here
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Update
It has been a while since I have posted on the blog.  This is mainly because I have been busy. The manuscript of A New Map of Wonders is just about done, and the book will be published in 2017. Here are two among many passing wonders from the last few weeks...
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Not a human move
[AlphaGo] doesn’t perceive the world or move within it, and the totality of its behaviour is manifest through the moves it makes on the Go board. Nevertheless, the intentional stance is sometimes useful to describe its behaviour. ...Commentating on the matc...
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Not a human move
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"Dance all night on the shore of another world"
One legend of the Yurok people says that, far out in the Pacific Ocean but not farther than a canoe can paddle, the rim of the sky makes waves by beating on the surface of the water. On every twelfth upswing, the sky moves a little more slowly, so that a sk...
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First sight
When people received the digital images from the Hubble telescope , those first few eyes who are getting it on their screens  —   I guess it has to be something very similar to that. When I look inside our own anatomy at the time where nobody knows if we ev...
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