Tag Archives: science

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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Galaxy Quest

The moon landings hadn’t finished before I was born, but I am way too young to remember them. As a youngster and through my teenage years, though, there was news from time to time about the Voyager probes, and I … Continue reading

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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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