Category: Science

Know-It-All Energy by Brian Clegg: Review

Posted December 30, 2017 / 20 Comments

Much of Know-It-All Energy is excellent. It gives clear and easy to read definitions of 50 energy terms. But key areas give a totally incorrect impression of the state of the planet and the renewable energies that are set to play key roles in its future.

The Upright Thinkers by Leonard Mlodinow: Reviewed

Posted November 24, 2017 / 2 Comments

How did mankind evolve “from a species living off whatever nuts and berries and roots we could harvest with our hands, to one that flies airplanes”? Leonard Mlodinow in The Upright Thinkers tells us in this interesting, well-written and deeply researched book.

The Energy Glut: Global obesity and fossil fuels

Posted November 23, 2017 / 2 Comments

The energy Glut is an excellent book that deals with the global obesity crisis and links it to the energy crisis facing the Western world. “The human race is getting fatter and the planet is getting hotter, and fossil fuels are the cause of both.”