Passing with a whistle of pinions and the occasional squawk, 2014 was a rara avis in several respects. The avian family tree was redrawn, for one thing. And the flock of bird-related books has been prodigious. Read more
The holiday feeding frenzy has begun. If the visions dancing in your head are of modified soy proteins and aromatizers instead of sugar plums, your seasonal bout of gastronomy is likely to be molecular. Luckily, there has been a smorgasbord of books this year to tantalise. Read more
The first post of a brand-new blog is a bit like a first step into half-mapped territory. You pack a surveyor’s scope with the T-shirts and socks. And take a back bearing — in my case, a look at Nature’s debut issue, published 145 years ago. Read more
About this blog
A View from the Bridge is the blog for Books and Arts, culture hub of the top international science journal Nature. Here you’ll find essays on the nexus of science and the arts, reviews of relevant books and exhibitions, musings on science fiction and much, much more. To explore the whole of Books and Arts content, see nature.com/booksandarts.
Barbara Kiser, Books and Arts Editor