Category Archives: Books

Theoretical Physicist, Lisa Randall’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” Book

Lisa Randall’s, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, explores current particle physics and discusses approaches in scientific thinking. More about the book: Michael Barton’s review at Portland Book Review. Review at physics4me. More about Lisa Randall: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. About Lisa Randall at One Giant Leap of Awesome. Lisa Randall talks about her […]

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The Coolest Exoplanet Book This Year

Just found this over at the Exoplanetology blog. A new children’s book of exoplanet poetry! I’m a big fan of youth books, especially in love with the DK youth and DK Eyewitness series. The local library has in Jack Prelutsky‘s The Swamps of Sleethe, and after I get over this cold I’m heading straight for […]

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Les Peltier – The World’s Greatest "Amateur" Astronomer

There are many interesting science and mathematical topics out there, so I am expanding beyond exoplanets as the focus in this blog. In addition to Web development, I am also a history major who enjoys finding the unheard tales. Lately I have been reading the book Strange Tales From Ohio. In it is a story […]

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Alan P. Boss – The Crowded Universe

Alan Boss is an astrophysicist and one of the main members behind the Kepler Mission, which launched in 03.09. His book The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets was published 02.09. Here he is presented by the Commonwealth Club, also in 03.09, explaining the history of the exoplanet search and the techniques used.

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