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A Brief History of Non-Time

Book Review: Reality is not what it seems – The Journey to Quantum Gravity, by Carlo Rovelli This is a clever and interesting book, but if you struggled with A Brief History of Time, I don’t think this book is … Continue reading

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The Drake Equation

Book Review: Five Billion Years of Solitude – The Search for Life Among the Stars, by Lee Billings I picked this up around a year ago at a work book sale. It turned out to be quite a patchy book. … Continue reading

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Rocket Science

Book Review: Relativity – The Special and the General Theory, by Albert Einstein (with introduction by Nigel Calder) Special relativity was one of the first topics I studied as an undergraduate, and one of the few that didn’t require mathematics … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deciphering the Cosmic Number – The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung, by Arthur I Miller Holiday reading can be tricky: if you go for something too light, you might run out; if you go for … Continue reading

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A Small Town in Germany

Book Review: The Astronomer and the Witch, by Ulinka Rublack It’s always a bonus to find a book on my wish list in the work book sale, and when I spotted this copy of the tale of Katharina Kepler’s trial … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

Book Review: Colossus – Bletchley Park’s Greatest Secret, by Paul Gannon This has been on my shelves for way too long. I’ve discovered that the best way to manage – physically and electronically – is to add to my to-read … Continue reading

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Early Modern

Yesterday afternoon we headed to the Science Museum for the Cosmonauts exhibition. It’s interesting to reflect on just how much of the Space Race was won by the USSR; perhaps we tend to focus on the Apollo programme Moon landings … Continue reading

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