“Sam Kean’s crisp, bright storytelling makes these tales of out-of-control scientists irresistible.”
“England sleeps still from valley to hill.” That’s a line from a song by Amazing Blondel, a British group that imagined an Arcadian rural past.
“Norberg’s ability to distill lessons for today from thousands of years of world history will stimulate and enlighten both general readers and professional scholars.”
“a solid, valuable work on a critical aspect of America’s wartime quest for an atomic bomb.”
“Livewired is a challenging and enlightening description of one of the greatest mysteries of our time: the brain and how it functions.”
“a richly satisfying book, both historically and technologically, and has provided an intimate view into the lives of the people at the birth of the space age. Highly recommended . .
Meatless burgers are everywhere. So popular that supermarkets and fast food chains can’t keep them in stock. Whatever happened to cultured meat?
“This book is at once enlightening, frightening, and heartwarming.
“The irony of DARPA is that even as its mandate has shrunk, its reputation has ballooned.”
Reckoning with Matter focuses on two inventors Blaise Pascal and Charles Babbage, and their efforts in the invention and construction of mechanical calculators.
“Ernest Freeberg paints a vivid portrait of the hunger for and rewards of creativity.”
“Bob Berman takes every long forgotten notion we thought we understood about the Sun and serves it up fresh . . .”
“Understanding Autism offers an extremely useful overview of many of the issues currently being explored today in connection with autism. . . .