In The Battle Beyond, authors Paul Szymanski and Jerry Drew take readers beyond the globe and into the outer atmosphere to present strategies for warfare in space. This is not a compendium of theory and conjecture, as some might assume. Instead, the authors aim to present an actual playbook, akin to Sun Tzu’s The Art […]
Imagine embarking on a journey to comprehend the physics of the entire universe with a guide who’s not only an expert but makes the concepts digestible and entertaining. Robert J. Nemiroff offers such a journey in Faster Than Light, a book that initially describes the speed of light, then touches on subjects as esoteric as […]
Bill Wilson’s slim volume explores the constituent elements of morality, incorporating aspects of philosophy, theology, psychology, and sociology. It’s written in an accessible style and doesn’t require any particular academic background on the part of readers.
Central to Wilson’s project is dismantling the idea that morality requires a religious foundation. Although the author is himself […]
For years, the customary practice of disposing of dead bodies has been either burial or incineration. In Flameless Liquid Cremation, author Hal Peters explains why these traditional methods are economically and environmentally unsound.
Peters describes alkaline hydrolysis (the titular Flameless Liquid Cremation), a water-based method that the author explains is a more environmentally responsible, more […]
Part poetry, biography, fictional narrative, artwork and photography, Korynn Newville’s Indiscernible Elements: Calcium, is best described as an exhibition book where the book itself constitutes the exhibition.
Created in part to satisfy the requirements for a masters degree in the architecture program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the book works with […]
Until the early 1970s, patients with lower limbs affected with gangrene traditionally received amputation. When a young surgeon working at New York’s Montefiore Hospital helped develop better techniques for vascular repair, however, up to 90% of affected limbs were eventually saved. This marked the beginning of a pioneering career that established author Frank J. Veith […]
In this essay collection, Bob Yari contends that species changes thought to be engendered by evolution are far too complex to have been brought about simply by natural selection.
Yari begins with a caveat: We can’t know for certain if there’s a god or even what reality is. Thus, he notes, his idea can only […]
The average physics enthusiast may know about the Arecibo antenna, a cutting-edge radio telescope. However, in The Arecibo Antenna, Helias Doundoulakis posits that most people probably are woefully unaware of the antenna’s history and that his own brother George was its main design contributor.
The Arecibo antenna was designed to analyze distant electromagnetic waves. It […]
Walter Sierra closes his four-volume series and resumes his in-depth analysis of rocketry with Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: The Never-Ending Frontier. In this book, he concludes his historical study while also giving editorial perspective and projections.
Sierra begins where he left off in volume three, covering the former Soviet Union and its space […]
In his slim book Rockpeople: Ancient Man Captured in Stone, Michael G. Hunter posits that there are petrified miniature people in rocks all over the earth.
“In the 1970s and 1980s,” Hunter states, “the Japanese paleontologist Chonosuke Okamura concluded from his observation of rocks that there were miniature people on Earth that became embedded in […]