Category Archives: Chemistry

Book Review: Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik When I watched the BBC documentary series Connections (which I recommend to everybody), one of the main takeaways was how important materials science and engineering are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Knowledge

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell Imagine there was a mass die-off of human beings, perhaps from some pestilence or a Game of Thrones season premiere party that got way out of hand, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Science, Numbers, and I

Science, Numbers, And I by Isaac Asimov This is the 6th collection of Asimov science essays taken from the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, bringing us to about the years 1966-67. Its chapters are divided into three sections: 9 in … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Earth to Heaven

From Earth to Heaven by Isaac Asimov Another while goes by, another Asimov F&SF collection of science essays goes up. These books aren’t particularly long, as each chapter only takes me maybe 15 to 20 minutes to read and there’s typically … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Time and Space and Other Things

Of Time and Space and Other Things by Isaac Asimov Unlike the previous F&SF collections, this volume doesn’t divide up the chapters into science headings like Physics, Biology, Mathematics, etc., but rather just two broad categories: “Of Time and Space” and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adding a Dimension

Adding a Dimension by Isaac Asimov. The previous entry in this series, View from a Height, contained four sections on physics, astronomy, biology, and chemistry. The third F&SF collection, Adding a Dimension, has all of those plus a lengthy (seven chapter) … Continue reading

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Book Review: View from a Height

View from a Height by Isaac Asimov. The second science essay collection taken from Asimov’s column in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), View from a Height is divided into four sections dealing with biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Details … Continue reading

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