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Editor's choice

Mar 10, 2014

Download your free copy of our special issue "New ways to teach and learn physics", which is packed with the latest techniques, tips and trends in physics education

In depth: Geophysics & environmental physics

Web life

Dig into your own earth-science data with the Earth Exploration Toolbook

Geoengineering: the pitfalls and politics

US geoscientist Ken Caldeira explains why he has reservations about tinkering with the climate

When the Earth's magnetic field flips

French geophysicist Vincent Courtillot discusses why the Earth's magnetic field occasionally flips

How to forecast an earthquake

Edwin Cartlidge investigates the latest in earthquake forecasting

Parting the clouds

Arnold Wolfendale reviews Earth: the Operator’s Manual by Richard Alley

One toise at a time

Terry Quinn reviews Measure of the Earth: the Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped the World by Larrie D Ferreiro

How big is your footprint?

Phil Marshall says the onus is on physicists to reduce their own carbon footprint

Between the lines

Books on the physics of animals, humans and cars, reviewed by Margaret Harris

Between the lines

A trio of books about doomsday and disaster

Seeking advice

Looking for a job? Margaret Harris sees what help is at hand for physics graduates finding their way in the job market

Beware delay

Alan Robock is unhappy with the weight given to the view of climate 'sceptics'

Knowledge from a vast effort

Rasmus Benestad looks at the link between computer models, politics and global warming

Between the lines

Climate special – the rest of the best of this month's books

Urban cool

Summer in the city can be stifling, but appropriate surfaces and vegetation can cool us off, says Roland Ennos

Damage limitation

Treating tumours with hadrons rather than X-rays has many benefits for patients, as John Gordon explains