Category Archives: Science

Stiff by Mary Roach

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 304 pages, 2003 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I kept seeing it mentioned on BookCrazy, so I finally scored myself a copy at a boxing day sale. Synopsis: When we die, what happens to us…physically? Roach … Continue reading

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 328 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I didn’t realize there was a book to go along with Gore’s movie of the same name until he was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Synopsis: … Continue reading

Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 258 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I love seemingly strange coincidences, so why not find out how strange they really are? Synopsis: You’re playing poker and can’t decide whether to stay in or fold; … Continue reading

Acquainted with the Night by Christopher Dewdney

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 314 pages, 2004 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I noticed this one while browsing Amazon’s best-of lists for 2004. I am far too acquainted with the night myself, so of course I had to hear from … Continue reading

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 248 pages, 1988 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve got to admit I found the thought of reading a book by one of the world’s greatest physicists intimidating, but I figured if it … Continue reading

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 233 pages, 1985 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I loved the title of this one when I saw it in the bookstore I worked at so I had to check it out. Synopsis: … Continue reading

E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 337 pages (including 117 pages of notes, guide to further reading, etc), 2000 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I was curious about what that magical equation actually means. Synopsis: Bodanis breaks down the … Continue reading

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 544 pages (including 65 pages of notes, bibliography and index), 2003 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: In a Sunburned Country, the first book of Bryson’s I read, was full of fun science-related facts, … Continue reading