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Vol. 33 No. 9 · 28 April 2011

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

James Meek

In the Sorting Office

Letters

Thomas Docherty, Richard Bowring, Alexander Murray, Stanley Wells, Simon Darragh, C.K. Stead, Ralph W. Reed, Garth Clarke, Andrew Burt, Marian Fowles

Will Self

Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next by John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay. Allen Lane, 480 pp., £14.99, March 2011, 978 1 84614 100 3

Stephen Sedley

The Oxford History of the Laws of England 1820-1914: Vol. XI, English Legal System; Vol. XII, Private Law; Vol. XIII, Fields of Development edited by William Cornish et al. Oxford, 3571 pp., £495, February 2010, 978 0 19 925883 3

Richard Fortey

The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff. Norton, 464 pp., £19.99, November 2010, 978 0 393 06854 2

Peter Campbell

In the Cave: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Hilary Rose and Steven Rose

Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences by Rebecca Jordan-Young. Harvard, 394 pp., £25.95, September 2010, 978 0 674 05730 2

Issandr El Amrani

Is there a Libya?

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: On the Bus

Thomas Powers

Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol. I edited by Harriet Elinor Smith et al. California, 736 pp., £24.95, November 2010, 978 0 520 26719 0

Jerry Fodor

Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban. Princeton, 274 pp., £19.95, January 2011, 978 0 691 14674 4

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Battleship Potemkin’

Scott Hames

The Stars in the Bright Sky by Alan Warner. Vintage, 394 pp., £7.99, May 2011, 978 0 09 946182 1

Ruth Padel

Two Poems

Naomi Fry

Great House by Nicole Krauss. Viking, 289 pp., £16.99, February 2011, 978 0 670 91932 1

R.W. Johnson

Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-49 by Jim Baggott. Icon, 576 pp., £10.99, November 2009, 978 1 84831 082 7
The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers and the Prospects for a World without Nuclear Weapons by Richard Rhodes. Knopf, 366 pp., $27.95, August 2010, 978 0 307 26754 2
Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers by Gareth Evans and Yoriko Kawaguchi. ICNND, 294 pp., November 2009, 978 1 921612 14 5

Jordan Sand

Diary: In Tokyo

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