The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson | Book Review

Sarah Stewart Johnson, in her book The Sirens of Mars, recounts her experience as a planetary scientist traveling to largely uninhabitable parts on Earth to better understand the challenge of exploring Mars. But while that alone makes for scintillating content, the focus of her book is on chronicling the studies that have yielded the information…

Voices From Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich | Book Review

I have an ongoing project to read books by all the Nobel Prize winning authors. Svetlana Alexievich won the prize in 2015 and I chose Voices From Chernobyl as my introduction to her although I am not sure if it gives me a real grasp of her writing because the subject matter is so haunting,…

Physics For Life

As an engineer, the title of this book intrigued me. It’s called The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day and the striking red cover bears the universal symbol of science – electron orbitals surrounding an atom – except where the atom’s nucleus is usually pictured, it’s been replaced with a slice…