‘Superheavy’ Review: What it Takes to Make an Element

Superheavy is the kind of nonfiction that takes an incredibly complex scientific field and breaks it down into an easy-to-understand set of narratives that are surprisingly entertaining. By the end of the book, you’ll know more about atoms and elements than you ever thought possible. This book’s description sounded fascinating to me. I have trouble … Continue reading ‘Superheavy’ Review: What it Takes to Make an Element

‘The Secret Life of Bones’ Review: The Mysteries Holding Us Together

In the Secret Life of Bones, author Brian Switek takes this basic piece of human anatomy and turns it into a thrilling story, combining biology, human evolution and history, and accounts from a few personal research trips to create this entertaining tome. What do you know about bones? Personally, I don’t know much. They make … Continue reading ‘The Secret Life of Bones’ Review: The Mysteries Holding Us Together

‘Every Breath You Take’ Review

Every Breath You Take features gold-standard research as it lays out a case for what makes up an atmosphere and why that’s important to our every day lives. It’s an admittedly complicated narrative, filled with equations, charts, and complex explanations of the many elements that combine to make our planet livable. The science is compelling … Continue reading ‘Every Breath You Take’ Review

‘Buzz, Sting, Bite’ Review: The Wild Lives of Insects

Buzz, Sting, Bite provides a deeper understanding of the world of insects and their importance to every day life. It reads as an entertaining guide to everything insect and as a love story to these often misunderstood creatures. Every part of an insect is incredibly fascinating. Their bodies are a completely random selection of parts … Continue reading ‘Buzz, Sting, Bite’ Review: The Wild Lives of Insects

‘One Giant Leap’ Review: A Behind-The-Scenes Tell-All of Our Greatest Adventure

One Giant Leap tells the story of the moon landing from a behind-the-scenes perspective, leaving the big picture plot points behind for the nitty gritty details many of us are unaware of. To say the trip to the Moon was a difficult task would be an understatement. The narrative shows the moon landing as one … Continue reading ‘One Giant Leap’ Review: A Behind-The-Scenes Tell-All of Our Greatest Adventure

‘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. This is a deeply researched account of the history of rocket science and the … Continue reading ‘Chasing the Moon’ Review: The History of Spaceflight

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