Book Reviews

Book Review: “Our Mathematical Universe – My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality”

by Mark Mortimer March 20, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Mathematics seems to be the bane of many people, and especially many authors. Editors will often say that putting any mathematical equation into a book will sideline it to a destiny of either a textbook or dust collector. So what is […]

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Book Review: ‘Five Billion Years of Solitude’ by Lee Billings

by Ray Sanders October 8, 2013

Over the past few years, the field of astrobiology has made great strides. With missions such as Kepler making exoplanet discoveries commonplace, the question no longer is “Are other planets out there?” but “When will we find a true twin of Earth?” A new book, “Five Billion Years of Solitude,” takes the reader from the […]

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Book Review: ‘Crescent’ By Homer Hickam

by Nancy Atkinson September 17, 2013

You probably know Homer Hickam from his book “Rocket Boys” and the movie, “October Sky.” But Hickam’s repertoire of 15-plus books range from fiction to nonfiction, covering multiple topics beyond space flight and building rockets. His most recent series – the Helium-3 trilogy of life on the Moon set 120 years into the future — […]

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Book Review: “New Frontiers of Space: From Mars to the Edge of the Universe”

by Tyler Simko July 26, 2013

You know that friend who’s hopelessly confused about science news, the one who asks classics like “didn’t we just send an SUV or something to Mars?” Are you that friend? Regardless of who it is, you’ve just found their next birthday present. In TIME‘s newest book, New Frontiers of Space: From Mars to the Edge of the […]

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Book Review: “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality” by Dave Goldberg

by Tyler Simko July 22, 2013

It’s not every day that you find a Physics book that is both wonderfully thorough and wildly entertaining – but, then again, it’s not every day that Dave Goldberg publishes a book; he’d be quite the busy boy if that was the case. But as writer for the fantastic Ask a Physicist column on (seriously, check it out), […]

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