The whole point of Jeff Stibel’s book ‘Breakpoint’ is the limits of anything before it comes crashing down. This might be population or even a culture, he shows they all follow a similar pattern, a somewhat distorted Mexican hat with a drop-off point a lot higher as it settles down with the actual requirement to […]
Love it or hate it, the 3D revolution and row rumbles on as the entertainment industry continues to plague us with movies that appear to lurch out of the screen in a desperate effort to keep audiences in multiplexes. We may think of this as a modern phenomena but this titanic effort has been going […]
The mind. We all have one. Well, I do think I’d raise some question marks on some so-called celebrities who don’t even know they live on a planet but that’s mostly for not making the best use of something they have inside their heads. Ronald T. Kellogg’s book, ‘The Making Of The Mind, examines how […]
Starship Century: Towards The Grandest Horizon edited by James Benford and Gregory Benford (book review).
‘Starship Century: Towards The Grandest Horizon’ should be on your must read booklist for this year. The material is garnered from the ‘2011 100 Year Starship Symposium’ and all proceeds from this book will be donated to research on interstellar travel. There are twenty-one articles and stories from scientists, like Stephen Hawking and Freeman Dyson, […]
Elon Musk of HyperLoop fame has been busy with his other transport system recently – the SpaceX ‘Grasshopper’ re-usable rocket, which recently proved it can make some jump-jet-like course corrections in the air while hovering. Now that really is rocket science, kids. I think that Elon is aiming to end up like a real life […]
Books like ‘Think Like A Maths Genius’ by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer bring out the inner geek in me. Anything that can improve my abilities is always worth an evaluation. This book also lives up to its name. By the end of the first chapter I was doing additions and subtractions with three and […]
As can be seen from the title, ‘Evolving: The Human Effect And Why It Matters’, Daniel J. Fairbanks’ book is about evolution with a special concentration on Man and how he spread across this planet. This book strongly hits the creationists and those who believe in the so-called ‘intelligent design’ with proof of evolution but […]
When I reviewed ‘God And The Atom’ by Victor J. Stenger, he pointed out Richard Martin’s book ‘Super Fuel’ as an important book pointing out thorium as a safer alternative to uranium as the radioactive fuel in nuclear power plants. The nice lady publicist at Macmillan came up with a copy noting it was released […]
The Mystery Of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All edited by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn (book review).
Editors John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn bring together the views of some fifty scientists and philosophers questioning…well…the universe and everything in this book ‘The Mystery Of Existence: Why Is There Anything At All’. Some things like the Stephen Hawking quote that he knows how the universe works but not why it bothers to exist […]
I suspect even author George D. Morgan recounting the life of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan here in this book, ‘Rocket Girl’ never remotely dreamed her significance when young. Mary felt constrained not to talk about her work to even her own children and it only came out at her funeral to them that […]