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The Asteroid Threat by William E. Burrows (book review).

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Asteroid Threat by William E. Burrows (book review).

I think the title, ‘The Asteroid Threat’, sums up exactly what William E. Burrows book is all about. The emphasis in the opening chapter about the near miss at Chelyabinsk and people turning their town into a global attraction tends to belie the danger meteorites can pose. A Russian town seeing commercial possibilities sounds practically […]

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The Wiley Handbook Of Genius edited by Dean Keith Simonton (book review).

June 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Wiley Handbook Of Genius edited by Dean Keith Simonton (book review).

I should point out from the start that this is probably the most expensive first edition book that I’ve ever selected to review. To tell the truth, when I picked it out of the Wiley new releases, I was concentrating more on the subject matter of genius than the price. I have to say this […]

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Wild Connection by Jennifer L. Verdolin (book review).

June 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wild Connection by Jennifer L. Verdolin (book review).

The title of Jennifer Verodolin’s book ‘Wild Connection’ makes more sense with its sub-title, ‘What Animal Courtship And Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships’. So, nothing about being feral then. Instead it is things you think are singularly human about dating and such is a tradition carried on from other members of the animal kingdom. […]

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The Paleoart Of Julius Csotonyi by Steve White and Julius Csotonyi (book review).

May 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Paleoart Of Julius Csotonyi by Steve White and Julius Csotonyi (book review).

There is one immediate reaction from do a page flick of this book: WOW! Paleoartist Julius Csotonyi looks like he hopped into a time machine and went back to prehistoric times to compose these paintings. Actually, he worked with palaeontologists to bring their descriptions to life and extensively travelled for some 30,000 photos of scenery […]

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The God Problem by Howard Bloom (book review).

May 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The God Problem by Howard Bloom (book review).

No, God does not have a problem or rather what author Howard Bloom is getting at with ‘The God Problem’ is that the cosmos is not built in some of the absolutes as you would expect. If anything, he is more concerned with how can something so complex evolve from not much at all, least […]

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The Big Book Of Flight by Rowland White (book review).

May 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Big Book Of Flight by Rowland White (book review).

Author Rowland White admits from the start to having a love of flight in all of its forms. With this book, ‘The Big Book Of Flight’, he explores its history, mechanics and anything that takes his fancy, which is quite a lot. He claims it’s not comprehensive, just flicking the pages made me feel like […]

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The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch by Lewis Darknell (book review).

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch by Lewis Darknell (book review).

I’m often on the look-out for non-fiction books that can be useful to showing the details of what would go on under real life protocols that you can then use convincingly in Science Fiction. With this book, you can’t go more into real life SF than here with this book, ‘The Knowledge: How To Rebuild […]

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NASA’s finds first Earth-Size habitable world.

April 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
NASA’s finds first Earth-Size habitable world.

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone […]

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NASA discovers Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, has massive underground ocean of liquid water!

April 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
NASA discovers Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, has massive underground ocean of liquid water!

Life on Saturn’s moon has moved a lot closer! NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific interest in the moon as a potential home to extraterrestrial microbes. Researchers theorized the presence of an interior reservoir of water in 2005 when […]

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Advanced Technology Spotting: a look at what’s out there or rather isn’t by GF Willmetts.

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Advanced Technology Spotting: a look at what’s out there or rather isn’t by GF Willmetts.

Considering how we are looking at the skies ever more intently these days, seeking out the wobbles with stars that indicate they have planets orbiting them, I wonder why no one has considered other traces of life. I know that Freeman Dyson suggested looking for infra-red traces for potential spheres surrounding whole stars but that […]

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