Googled: The End of the World As We Know It


  I have read several books about Google over the years, and this one is certainly the best written of […]

General Theory of Relativity, P. A. M. Dirac – Book Review


  When I was first studying General Relativity, a graduate student friend of mine remarked that this little book has […]

The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next – Book Review


  I have been acquainted with Lee Smolin’s work primarily through his contribution to the research in loop quantum gravity. This is a less well known approach to quantum gravity, and the most serious rival to string theory, the primary […]

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More – Book Review


  Chris Anderson is the editor-in-chief of the Wired magazine, and the eponymous article ‘The Long Tail’ appeared in that magazine a couple of years ago. This has been one of the most influential and read articles about the ‘new […]

Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law – Book Review


  I’ve been following the arguments made by Peter Woit against String Theory for quite some time, and it’s a pleasure to be able to have them all in a single volume. His arguments are very persuasive, and his writing […]

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review


  This book is everything that the VSI (Very Short Introductions) are supposed to be: it’s short, it’s to the point and it’s up-to-date. It reviews all the major events in the history of thought on human evolution, as well […]

The Brain: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review


  This is one of the best books in the VSI series, and I’ve read well over thirty by now. It gives a very good introduction to the basic neuroanatomy of the brain, and explains many important brain functions. The […]

Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review


  There isn’t a single area of Psychology that elicits as much contention as the area of psychometrics. To a certain degree this is understandable, since no one wants to be told that she is not as bright as someone […]

The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture – Book Review


  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was well written and provided enough information to keep me glued to it. However, I was really hoping to find out more about Google than what would be possible from Google’s own […]

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction – Book Review


  My training is in Physics, and I have not had a chance to read-up on Chemistry in a long while. I decided to read this book in order to get a better bird’s eye view of what the modern […]