Cromercroxis an author who lives in Cromer, Norfolk, England, with his family and numerous pets. His latest book is The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, published on 21 October 2013 from the University of Chicago Press. He enjoys writing, playing rock organ, beachcombing, supporting Norwich City FC, and falling asleep. By day he is a Senior Editor of a well-known weekly professional science journal beginning with N, whose parent organisation wishes it to be known that none of the views expressed on this blog are theirs, because they don't know where they've been.
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Books on GoodreadsFutures from Nature
ratings: 64 (avg rating 3.38)
In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life
ratings: 29 (avg rating 3.72)
The Science of Middle-Earth: Explaining The Science Behind The Greatest Fantasy Epic Ever Told!
ratings: 32 (avg rating 3.22)
Jacob's Ladder: The History of the Human Genome
ratings: 15 (avg rating 3.60)
A Field Guide to Dinosaurs
ratings: 10 (avg rating 4.50)
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Norfolk... is a long way away from anywhere, and if I were you, I shouldn't start from here. By the time you get to the outskirts of Cromer, any distinctions between science, beachcombing, social commentary, writing and animal husbandry have started to blur. When the process is complete, you know you've arrived at the End Of The Pier Show. So, welcome. Find somewhere to park your unicycle. Pull up a
girrafechair. Make yourself comfortable.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
On receiving the politely worded note of rejection from an editor, designed to let you down gently, respond acidly that you can see through all that claptrap, and didn’t expect any better from a publication that published that rubbish from … Continue reading
I´m amazed and pleased to learn that people are still buying and enjoying my gothick museum based detective schlockfest, By The Sea. I suspect that a pussycat of my acquaintance is largely responsible for disseminating news of my scribblings, for … Continue reading
You have worked, and after that, you have worked some more. You have worked through hours which before you became a graduate student/postdoc/professor/combinations of the foregoing you didn´t know existed except at parties. You have honed your results, and more … Continue reading
Pictured today at the wet fish stall on the quayside at Punta Del Este, Uruguay. OOFTUGs (Orders of the Unicycling Girrafe) awarded generously for amusing or insightful captions.
There I was, innocently listening to my iPod while on the long ride home, when up popped Child In Time from Deep Purple’s album In Rock. Instantly – instantly – I was transported back to the very room in which … Continue reading
Why did sauropod dinosaurs get so big? And not just big, but exceptionally big? Sauropod dinosaurs – the biggest ones, weighing more than 30 tonnes and measuring more than 30 metres long – were very much bigger than any other … Continue reading
While on the bus between Montevideo and Punta Del Este yesterday, on my way to the 9th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, I ran into my old friend and colleague Professor Trellis of North Wales J. H. of Royston, who … Continue reading
Many years ago when the world was young I was at a ball in Cambridge, at which my date and I enjoyed a 1940s revival band called the Valentinos, who performed an hilarious number called ‘Who Put The Benzedrine In … Continue reading
Another week, another conference. Having been in the past month to the International Palaeontological Congress in London, and Euro Evo Devo in Paris, I’m off – in a couple of hours – to the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology in … Continue reading