A change of tack now and we’re back to the contemporary world. The Geek Manifesto is an impassioned plea for science to play a more important role in the life of the country. From politicians to the police to teachers to environmentalists – and more – Mark Henderson shows how science could, and should, be used. He speaks about the lack of investment, the lack of understanding, and sometimes the abuse that science gets. I’m not a geek, well not a science geek anyway, but it’s hard to argue with many of the points made.