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The Eerie Silence

This book is a review, at the 50 year point, of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and a consideration of how it may evolve in the future, by the scientist who heads several of its key committees. It’s a … Continue reading

Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Reviews

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

Professor Chad Orzel and his mad mutt Emmy are back, this time to explain the concepts of relativity. I enjoyed enormously the companion book on quantum physics last year, and was very much looking forward to seeing the other great … Continue reading

Friday, April 26, 2013 in Reviews

Seventeen Equations That Changed The World

Inspiring but occasionally challenging look at the maths behind the modern world Continue reading

Sunday, May 27, 2012 in Reviews

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

Amusing introduction to a complex field Continue reading

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Reviews

The Grand Design

Humour and Philosophy, but Ultimately Unsatisfying Continue reading

Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Reviews

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Science for the verbally-minded Continue reading

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in Reviews

The New World of Mr Tompkins

An excellent update to a classic introduction to modern physics Continue reading

Sunday, September 19, 2004 in Reviews

The Coming Global Superstorm

A good book, slightly spoilt by psueo-science Continue reading

The Universe in a Nutshell

An enjoyable but challenging book Continue reading

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 in Reviews