Oxford historian Peter Frankopan, who carries the all-encompassing job title of Professor of global history, has now gone one step further by attempting to tell the whole history of mankind in its connectedness and exchange with the Earth’s natural environment. This is a very ambitious undertaking, filling more than 660 pages for the text alone.
Mountains of books have been published instructing us on how to live a healthy life well into old age. Few, however, are written by authors as well qualified on this topic as Shilpa Ravella. Assistant Professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, US, Ravella specialises in transplant gastroenterology and human nutrition, and has authored papers on a range of medical topics.