Author Simon Winchester discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.
Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.
- The Antikythera Mechanism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpLcnAIpVRA
- The Needham Question https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2008/08/14/the-passions-of-joseph-needham/
- The Five Civilized Tribes https://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-fivecivilizedtribes/
- The Skaergaard Intrusion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skaergaard_intrusion
- Francis Galton https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v25/n23/andrew-berry/whenever-you-can-count
- The Settlement of the Aaland Island Dispute https://projects.au.dk/inventingbureaucracy/blog/show/artikel/the-aaland-islands-question-a-league-success-story/