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A Question of Time: The Ultimate Paradox

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A Question of Time: The Ultimate Paradox” is a compilation of Scientific American articles focusing on a single subject — time. In particular, it’s a collection of articles, discussing, the nature of time from a number of different points of view. This includes a number of articles about the philosophy of time, the human perception […]

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The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to puzzle books (and puzzles in general) they either bore me to death or keep me hooked for a long time. And now that I mention it I don’t recall that many puzzle books that were actually really good. However, among the few gems, which kept me interested for quite some time, […]

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Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration

Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The great red planet has always fascinated us and the most likely reason for that is that it is both one of the closest planets and one of those planets that might have had suitable conditions of sustaining life at some point in its history. Naturally, due to these reasons, Mars became a popular destination […]

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My Inventions: Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

My Inventions: Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nikola Tesla has become some sort of a star in the geek culture so it seems like a good idea to review one of books about him. “My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla” is the name of this new edition of the classic book about Nikola Tesla, his life and inventions. To be more […]

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The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first question you might be asking about this book  is what does it have to do with science? And apparently the best answer to this question is given in the description of the book: “Though the history of alchemy is intricately linked to the history of chemistry, alchemy has nonetheless often been dismissed as the realm […]

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The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There probably aren’t many people in the world of science who enjoyed such a popularity as Carl Sagan. Yet it’s not that easy to tell why exactly Sagan was such an important figure among the scientific community. I mean if you look to such personalities as Richard Feynman, Einstein or let us say Hawking, it’s […]

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It’s Not Rocket Science

It’s Not Rocket Science

| August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Throughout the last couple of hundred years science has become really amazing and, unfortunately to many, fiendishly complicated. And, even though, many people are interested in science, the complicated mathematics or highly abstract concepts make it hard for people with no education in that field to enjoy it. “It’s Not Rocket Science” tries to overcome this by […]

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The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon

| June 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements” is the full title of this unique book that tells the story behind the chemical elements, how they were discovered and affected the world. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How […]

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