Review: Accessory to War

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang Synopsis "In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of … Continue reading Review: Accessory to War

Review: Everything All At Once

Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem Bill Nye Synopsis "Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All At Once, the New York Times bestselling author issues a call to arms meant to rouse everyone to become the … Continue reading Review: Everything All At Once

Review: Girling Up

Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular Mayim Bialik Synopsis "Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls. Growing up as a girl in today's world is no … Continue reading Review: Girling Up

Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson Synopsis "The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling … Continue reading Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Unstoppable

UNStoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World BILL NYE "THE SCIENCE GUY" "Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future. In UNSTOPPABLE, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and … Continue reading Unstoppable

Undeniable

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation Bill Nye "The Science Guy" "Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. In … Continue reading Undeniable

Cantor’s Dilemma

Carl Djerassi Being a reading for my Honors science class, I was definitely not expecting this kind of book. I was expecting something that would be very scientific and boring, but what I got was entertaining and a little bit scientific. The author did a great job on introducing conflicts that arise in scientific research … Continue reading Cantor’s Dilemma

The Nature of Things: Book 4 The Senses

Lucretious Book 4 was interesting with its discussion of how our senses affect us, and then it also goes into sex. It amazes me that Lucretius knew so much about the human body and science, when it was only around 50 B.C. I understand that many of the topics he approaches are what we consider … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 4 The Senses

The Nature of Things: Book 2 The Dance of Atoms

Lucretious (While Book 2 was a little easier to read than book 1, I had to reward myself with reading for fun in order to get through the chapter.) Nor do raging fevers any faster cease to burn If you have fancy tapestries on which to toss and turn..." pg. 37 I really like how … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 2 The Dance of Atoms

The Nature of Things: Book 1 Matter and Void

Lucretious While this text is easy to read, but it very long and dry. ...alone [Venus] steer the nature of things upon its course..." pg. 3 I found this quote interesting because it references the goddess Venus before continuing onto a discussion concerning sciences. As a person who does not have a 'god,' I see … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 1 Matter and Void