We can’t wait to welcome the brilliant Caspar Henderson, award-winning author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, to Golden Hare Books this winter!
Caspar will be discussing his new book A New Map of Wonders, a beautifully written, genre-defying wonder of creative non-fiction that blends the best bits of science, history and exploration. Moving throughout the distant past into the near future, and showing the mystery of the natural world as well as technology and the human mind, Caspar writes with curiosity and passion, portraying the extraordinary behind the things we see as ordinary.
Caspar’s enthusiasm is infectious and this book is sure to delight and appeal to a whole range of people – not only will this be a great evening, but the book makes a perfect Christmas gift for nearly anyone!
‘A wondrous brew of science, history, and sheer exhilaration. Read it and marvel’ — Sarah Bakewell
On the evening
With a glass of wine in hand, enjoy the warmth of the conversation (and wood-burning fire!) as we explore the marvels of our world. Afterwards, browse the bookshop and maybe make a purchase, taking advantage of our free gift-wrapping service and an award-winning author willing to sign copies of his beautiful new book! Then go home, happy.
About the book
With the curiosity and enthusiasm of a great explorer, the award-winning Caspar Henderson celebrates and explains the wonder of light and the origins of the universe, the myriad marvels of the human body and the natural world — and reveals the wonders to come: the technologies that will transform human experience and change what we will find wonderful.
Drawing on philosophy and natural history, art and religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology, A New Map of Wonders is a celebration of life — a rich and inspiring guide, encouraging us to see the world anew.
About Caspar Henderson
Caspar Henderson is a writer and journalist. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Independent, New Scientist, the New York Review of Books, and other publications. From 2002 to 2005 he was a senior editor at OpenDemocracy. He received the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors in 2009 and the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award in 2010. He is the author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, a bestiary for the 21st Century, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. He lives in Oxford, England.