Category Archives: Science

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams B369 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Why We Sleep“

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Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know B-401 pages Amazon Book Preview of “Talking to Strangers“

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The Sibling Effect by Jeffrey Kluger

The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us B320 pages Amazon Book Preview of “The Sibling Effect “

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The Space-Age Presidency Of John F. Kennedy by John Bisney

The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A Rare Photographic History; co-written by J. L. Pickering Kraft Jr., Christopher (Foreword) B 202 pages Amazon Book Preview of “The Space-Age Presidency of John F. Kennedy“

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A Crack In The Edge Of The World by Simon Winchester

Geologist and writer Simon Winchester presents a book about the Great San Francisco earthquake that occurred on April 18, 1906.  Winchester goes to great lengths to explain how our earth is connected by the various tectonic plates, so that even … Continue reading

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Brilliant by Jane Brox

We take lighting for granted. By the time you finish Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light you won’t. The book starts in a cave where we meet our ancestors, huddled over a flame. We learn what it took to keep … Continue reading

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Lost Moon by Jim Lovell

Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13; co-written by Jeffrey Kruger. This book was re-released as “Apollo 13” in 1995 as a tie-in to the movie. By the time Jim Lovell retired from NASA he had more time in … Continue reading

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Endurance by Scott Kelly

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery has alternating chapters on Kelly’s path to NASA and Kelly’s time on the International Space Station. The writing was good and I found the book very interesting. Kelly grew up distracted … Continue reading

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The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements I studied Chemistry for my first year in college. Had it been as interesting as this book, … Continue reading

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There Will Be War edited by Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Pournelle died September 8th 2017. I was sad to see him go as I enjoyed reading his daily blog Chaos Manor and enjoyed reading his classic Science Fiction. In honor of the man, Amazon offered this SF reprint for … Continue reading

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