Tag Archive: science

Jan 28

Book Review: Gut: The inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders I went through a long phase where I pretty much only read books like this, pop science books about ordinary subjects. It’s a pretty good example of that subgenre. It’s just sophisticated enough to let the average reader know that the author …

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Oct 22

Book Review: What Einstein Told His Cook

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke I think I must have read this book years and years ago and forgot to write a review, which tricked me into thinking I hadn’t read it. It’s a book about kitchen science. It’s good reading for anyone who loves chemistry and cooking, …

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Apr 22

Book Review: Lab Girl

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren This is a memoir of a woman who, like me, wanted to be a scientist when she grew up. Unlike me, she actually made it happen. Jahren gives an insider’s view of the life of a scientist that I’d never seen. I never had any idea, for example, how much …

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Aug 27

Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan Just when I think I’m tired of fantasy, something like this comes along and blows me away with its fresh new look. How can you make a book about dragons feel different? How can you make another too-literate young lady of breeding in a Victorianesque England-ish country seem …

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Apr 21

Book Review: Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik This is a good non-fiction book about materials science, which is a high recommendation in my book, because non-fiction books about chemistry for the layperson are in a narrow category of books I like to read quite a lot. The author …

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