Science & Math

Silent Spring
Silent Spring Reviews

Review: One really should read this book to see how an opportunist like Rachel Carson can take vague statements and innuendo while mixing facts and fantasy until it is not only believable, but downright frightening! If you wonder how Greenpeace got so carried away that the original founder quit, and children are frightened and brainwashed by their parents and well-meaning teachers, read this!
It is impossible to calculate the negative effect this particular book has had on the world. This is where ... Read more

A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation Reviews

Review: This is science history framed as a biography about Albert Einstein's famous equation, and an especially good read. Bodanis begins with Einstein in the Bern Patent Office in 1905, and then goes back in time to examine each of the elements in Einstein's equation in turn, starting with energy, followed by the equals sign, then mass, and then the speed of light (where I learned that the "c" is for "celeritas," from the Latin for "swiftness" and not for centimeters--silly me, I always thought "c" r... Read more

Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah
Science Confronts the Unexplained at a Remote Ranch in Utah Reviews

Review: I'd heard the story first on Art Bell, did a little investigating then found the book. I can't say that the book was what I expected. I had thought, or I should say, I had assumed the author would've talked more about the actually incidents, but instead the book seemed to revolve around other cases and side research. Read more

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World MP3 Una Edition by Weatherford
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World MP3 Una Edition by Weatherford Reviews

Review: So good, I re-reading it again and telling all my friends about. (I actually stayed up at night reading it.)

My Daughter recommended it to me. Read more

Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Penguin Press Science)
Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Penguin Press Science) Reviews

Review: This is a great book. Quick read. Funny at times. Interesting in all cases. Personally, I always considered myself much more comfortable with numbers than most people, while at the same time understanding that I still only understood a very small part of mathematical knowledge available. Reading this book, I realized that although I didn't fall into all the math-traps other people seem to fall into, I still were way off when it came to understanding certain every day numbers.

I would reco... Read more

The Book of Enoch
The Book of Enoch Reviews

Review: a very necessary part of life that should have been left in our christian bible. Read more

Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain (Canons)
Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain (Canons) Reviews

Review: I am always interested in Brain books, so I thought this book was good. Fairly easy to read, and kept my interest. Read more

and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better - The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet
and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better - The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet Reviews

Review: Most people are aware that we are consuming our natural resources at a pace that is not sustainable. We are contaminating our planet in so many different and destructive ways. I believe that the core message of this book is important and if we want to planet and the people who inhabit it to survive, we need to change our ways.

However I believe that instead of getting more people on board with her message, her writing style actually alienates the audience she needs to attract. We all n... Read more

The Connected Lives of Ants - and Software
The Connected Lives of Ants - and Software Reviews

Review: Mr. Johnson embarked on a quest to explain topics he doesn't know or understand. The first chapters, in which he merely describes the activities and methods that expert scholars use to understand emergence were clear, illustrative and thought provoking. Yet, as soon as the author starts to expand on the concepts introduced, he demonstrates his utter incompetence in the matter.
To put his reasoning in some sort of simple representation, a typical chapter of this book would boil down to :
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