‘Chasing the Moon’ Review: The History of Spaceflight

Chasing the Moon is a well-researched account of humanity’s journey to the Moon and its long history. Through an astute attention to detail and a large collection of historic imagery, this full story of the space age demands to be read. Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into…

‘Fire in the Sky’ Review: An Entertaining Guide to All Things Asteroid

Fire in the Sky is an entertaining look at the history of comets, meteors and asteroids, and their place in Earth’s past, present and future. Dillow writes in an accessible, down-to-earth tone, shedding light on the many wonders of these mysterious objects that haunt science fiction novels and movies. You’ll finish the book with a…

‘The Moon’ Review: The Past, Present & Future of Our Lunar Obsession

The Moon is a comprehensive guide that goes beyond the scientific, detailing the history of our race to the surface and the many behind-the-scenes advances required to get there. The book takes a scientific and cultural approach to the subject matter, showing the human curiosity that fueled our lunar obsession. By detailing past, present, and…

‘Einstein’s War’ Review: A Side of Relativity You’ve Never Seen

Einstein’s War is a comprehensive account of the many factors influencing Einstein’s theory of relativity. At times, it’s difficult to wrap your head around the science and mathematics involved, but this historical account breaks down some of the mystery. Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I By Matthew Stanley…

‘Superlative’ Review: Chasing Extremes in the Natural World

Superlative follows its title expertly, detailing the many species and biological marvels that fall within the extremes of their respective genera. It’s a fascinating book written in a down-to-earth style that’s filled with the excitement and wonder of a scientist’s inner child. At the end, you’ll understand how amazing the world truly is and how…

‘The Book of the Moon’ Review: An Accessible Guide to Everything Lunar

The Book of the Moon presents a delightfully written history of the Moon, detailing everything you’d ever want to know about our night light in the sky. The author, Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, has an almost mesmerizing way of discussing complicated scientific material. Her writing style makes the book an exciting, entertaining trip through the many…

‘Humanimal’ Review: Genetics & the Human Condition

Humanimal is an examination of what it means to be human from a genetic and biological standpoint, and how our definers mirror those of what we consider ‘animals.’ Rutherford presents a well-researched guide to humanity – from our bodies to our behaviors to our cultures. Human history is a long, drawn out story and Humanimal…

‘Space 2.0’ Review: An All-Inclusive Guide to Space Travel

Space 2.0 is an all-encompassing look at mankind’s race to space. The writing is accessible and includes everything you could want to know about rockets, space travel, and our future amidst the stars. It feels like a well-done textbook, accented with illustrations, historical photography, and artist renderings of imaginative futures.