Book review: ‘Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet’

climate shock book review

A sobering wake-up call: tax carbon!

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Book review: ‘Higher Education in the Digital Age’

higher education in the digital age bowen

Higher education is facing a crisis, and professor Bowen offers some solutions.


Book review: ‘On Sacrifice’

Moshe Halbertal On Sacrifice

I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding the biblical sacrifice, but also the psychoanalytical reasoning behind sacrifice. Quite brilliant.


Book review: ‘The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis’


The 2008 financial crisis explained by the Federal Reserve chairman.


Book Review “Physics on your feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions”


Physics on your feet is basically a collection of physics problems (with solutions at the end), presented in an illustrated and humorous way.


Book review: ‘The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet’


When James Lovelock came up with the Gaia hypothesis, today also commonly referred to as Gaia theory, he likely didn’t know it will affect his entire life. The theory proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that works together to maintain the conditions required for habitability. In a way, even though obviously not an organism, the planet actually behaves like an organism. The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet discusses how this theory emerged and evolved throughout the year, itself almost like a living organism.


Book review: ‘The Quantum Moment’

The quantum moment

How the quantum moment “overturned basic beliefs about space and time, causality and reality, and exposed as mistaken many fundamental cultural and philosophical assumptions.”


Book review: ‘Flying Dinosaurs’


I’ve had this book on my desk for longer than I’d care to admit… but not because I didn’t want to read it, but on the contrary – because I wanted to read it in style. I wanted to make some tea, go to the park or a nearby cafe and read it there. I wanted to savor it, mostly because I had a good idea what it was about and the subject was fairly familiar, but also because it reminded me about my junior year of studying paleontology. But work kept adding on and the book kept waiting for me, until I finally answered its call this Spring. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait!


Book Review: “The Eternal Nazi”


The Eternal Nazi is one of the most touching and haunting books I’ve ever read – because it’s true, gruesome, and yet so surreal.


Book Review: “The Trilobite Book”


“The Trilobite Book: A Visual Journey” By Riccardo Levi-Setti University Of Chicago Press, 288pp | Buy on Amazon Trilobites are some of the most iconic and interesting creatures to ever walk the face of the Earth. Emerging in the Cambrian and lasting until the Permian extinction, trilobites roamed the planetary oceans for over 270 million years. Their emergence was spectacular – by