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Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical

Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical

| May 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Darwin’s work on the theory of evolution is one of the most established and confirmed theories, but at the same time it is one of the most discussed theories as well. In his book “Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical” Gregory Chaitin discusses evolution from a unique mathematical point of view.  It’s a really unique book […]

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Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind” is the title of the book we’re going to take a look at today. This new work by Richard Fortey takes a look at the amazing history of live on our planet Earth. But how is this book […]

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Galileo’s Finger: The 10 Great Ideas of Science

Galileo’s Finger: The 10 Great Ideas of Science

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today let’s have a look at another science best-seller called “Galileo’s Finger: The 10 Great Ideas of Science”. In this book author Peter Atkins has an ambitious goal – to tell the story of the greatest ideas in the history of science. An ambitious goal indeed, but I think the author does a good job […]

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Curious Folks Ask

Curious Folks Ask

| April 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

“Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Fascinating Products and Medical Mysteries” is basically a collection of questions and answers on a variety of science related subjects. It’s one of those books that you can read a bit at a time and I think the simple format of the book (a question followed by […]

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The Science Book

The Science Book

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

In today’s book review we’re going to a look at a great book by the National Geographic team called “The Science Book”. Well, I have to say that a book with such a grand title sets the expectations quite high. But fortunately, I think, National Geographic team did a great job with the presentation (they […]

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Space Chronicles

Space Chronicles

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

So today let’s check out something relaxing – “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frotier” by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For those of you who have no idea who Neil Tyson is I can safely say that he’s the only reason you need to read this book. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a popular astrophysicist, who is among […]

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DK Science Encyclopedia

DK Science Encyclopedia

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

DK Science Encyclopedia  DK Science Encyclopedia as you might guess from the title is an extensive guide of science and technology for young scientists (although it’s quite useful for readers of any age). I think the editors did a splendid job with the presentation of the book and all the useful information.   Basic Info […]

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

| March 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bill Bryson, who has an extensive experience of working for Times and Independent, does a splendid job in this one. “A Short History of Nearly Everything” is one of the few encyclopedia type of books, which are not only informative but also fun to read. So let’s have a look at this best-seller.   Basic […]

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