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The Greatest Story Ever Told … So Far

Book Review: The Greatest Story Ever Told … So Far, by Lawrence M Krauss I find myself drawn to popular physics and astronomy books in the work book sale, so this was a natural choice. It’s true that they mostly … Continue reading

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Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?

Book Review: Breaking the Chains of Gravity – The Story of Spaceflight before NASA, by Amy Shira Teitel “Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That’s not my department”, says Wernher von Braun Tom Lehrer, Wernher … Continue reading

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Eating Your Greens

Book Review: Energy Transformation – An Opportunity for Europe, by Claude Turmes This was a random selection from the work book sale. There have been quite a few good news stories about renewable energy in Europe in recent years, and … Continue reading

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Why?

Book Review: The Upright Thinkers, by Leonard Mlodinow Having enjoyed previous works by Mlodinow, I picked this one up straight away at a work book sale some time ago. In this volume Mlodinow takes the rather broad subject of – … Continue reading

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A lot of unlearning to do

Book Review: Time Travel – A History, by James Gleick I picked this one up immediately in the work book sale, as I recognised the author and, obviously, thought the subject was interesting. However I have to say I’ve been … Continue reading

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OK Computer

Book Review: The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel It’s always good to discover a book in the work book sale that’s already on my “to-read” list. This is the story of the women who analysed astronomical photographs at Harvard from … Continue reading

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The Al Gore Show

For the third Tuesday in a row, I headed off to Reading Film Theatre, this time for An Inconvenient Sequel. I’m not sure if I’ve seen the first film; certainly, if not, I have seen fragments of it. As a … Continue reading

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