Don’t confuse invulnerability with having dense enough tissue to bounce bullets off of as you might not be able to survive more powerful artillery shot at you. The one thing you never see with Marvel characters is the bruises. We’re talking the kind of invulnerability that Superman has that, with few exceptions, nothing can get […]
There is never a good time to put out a book on climate change and if you want a really sobering look at what is happening to our environment today then you need to read ‘Protecting The Planet’ by environmentalists Budd Titlow & his daughter, Mariah Tinger. As an American book, it does tend to […]
If you’re curious as to what makes you you, then Paul L. Nunez’ book, ‘The New Science Of Consciousness’ will go some way to enlightening you as to just what goes on inside your noggin. Taking your mind in its entirety, the conscious mind that is your personality is only the 10% at the top […]
Back in the 1980s, the now late editor/comicbook writer Mark Gruenwald declared for ‘The Marvel Universe Handbook’ that the main means of propulsion for flying Marvel super-humans or other species was the manipulation of the sub-atomic particle, the graviton. This is a long debated but yet to be discovered in our reality as its thought […]
US Spy Satellites: 1959 Onwards (All Missions, All Models) Owners’ Workshop Manual by David Baker (book review).
Throughout all forms of warfare, knowing what your opponent is planning or doing gives an edge. Not necessarily to go on the attack sometimes, but to deter the opponent from doing so. Watching them doing it ensures up-to-date information and probably the best way to draw intelligence information. When hot air balloons came on the […]
This is an updated edition of ‘Green Screen Made Easy’ by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamaxaki Terpstra. As they say in the introduction, a lot of things have changed since the first edition in 2009. This book is designed for the American professional and amateur film-maker alike, pointing you in the right direction for either […]
Filmmaker Terrence Malick has always harboured the meditative and naturalistic nuances that seem to resonate so forcefully in his themed narratives. Malick’s movie-making consciousness and captive consideration for the visual sumptuousness of his brand of landscape cinema feels like a conventional tool for his sort of sweeping storytelling in method and styling. Well, ‘Voyage Of […]
I should start by pointing out that ‘Christianity In The Light Of Science’ is a US publication. America and Britain differ considerably in their attitudes to religion, leaving out its now-extensive Muslim and other populations, much of the UK is basically secular, attending church only for marriages, christenings and funerals. Why they do so, is […]
The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).
Picking out books to review months in advance can lead to some interesting choices. Take Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger’s book, ‘The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line’, for instance. I was expecting something along the lines (sic) of the circle’s importance in trigonometry. It does but it is also a primer in […]
The mythology of merman and mermaids have been quite prevalent in legends, so it’s hardly surprising that it also infiltrates modern day media. The likes of the films ‘Miranda’ (1948) and Madison in ‘Splash’ (1984) as a true mermaids siren looking for a breeding male stays pretty close to the traditional myth. The latter even […]