Carl Sagan Day

Today is Carl Sagan Day. Of all of his books, my favorite has to be The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, followed closely by Contact.  

A Passion for Mars

My son Brian sent a copy of “A Passion for Mars” by Andrew Chaikin as a Father’s Day gift. It covers everything from the early Mariner missions to Spirit and Opportunity and beyond. I really enjoy Chaikin’s writing, and especially liked “A Man on the Moon“, his earlier book on the Apollo program that served […]

The Fabric of the Cosmos

I just ordered a copy of The Fabric of the Cosmos : Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, the lastest book from Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe (and hoping it’s just as good).

A Short History of Nearly Everything

I just finished reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, and I must say that it’s one of the most fun books I’ve read in quite a while. It’s the kind of book that you can pick up and read just a few pages at a time, or read straight through as […]

Danny Goodman’s latest book

Danny Goodman has always been one of my favorite computer book authors, and his latest book, JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook , is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I can’t tell you how many times his Dynamic HTML and JavaScript Bible books have saved my butt.