Some of my readers might have noticed that this blog was unnaturally quite last week without my usually weekly blatherings on some arcane history of science topic. This was because I was in hospital receiving a long planed, so-called routine operation. This slight distraction made blogging somewhat difficult and therefore the silence.
However, being confined to a hospital bed meant that my choice of possible activities was more than somewhat restricted. This in turn meant that I ended up reading more than I usually manage in the course of a normal week. All of this means that those who come here for their #histSTM pearls of wisdom could well be confronted by one or other possibly interesting book review in the not so distant future, starting tomorrow if all goes to plan.