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You Are Getting Sleepy

you are getting sleepy

“You Are Getting Sleepy: Lifestyle-Based Solutions for Insomnia” is written by  Paul Glovinsky and Arthur Spielman, experts in Sleep Therapy and co-authors of the book “The Insomnia Answer”. This book offers an individualized approach to getting better sleep, taking into account the particular challenges that stand in your way. In addition, the book also takes …

What Color Is the Sun

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“What Color is the Sun?: Mind-Bending Science Facts in the Solar System’s Brightest Quiz” is written by Brian Cleggs, author of many articles and books on science. This book is a collection of popular questions on science. “What Color is the Sun?” is structured in a quiz format. There are enough questions for 2 quizzes …

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, who needs no introduction. This book is an introduction to astrophysics for people who do not have the time to delve deep into the subject. It is a slim volume which whet the appetite of the curious. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” …

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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“Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” is written by Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist and one of the founders of loop quantum gravity theory. Simon Carnell and Erica Segre translated this into English from the original Italian. This book has been written for those who know little or nothing about modern physics. It provides a …

And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barrelling over Niagara

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Admit it. The title is provocative. “And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens“ if something happens. It catches your attention. Well, I was caught too. I saw this book and was instantly curious to know what it was about. The book’s title is self-explanatory. The authors describe a variety of real and imaginary scenarios and …

The Undoing Project

the undoing project

Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations. Which of the following is more likely? Linda is a bank teller Linda is a bank teller and is active in …

The Day the Universe Changed

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“The Day the Universe Changed” examines the history of science. James Burke talks us through various periods in our history starting from the 11th century on and shows us the evolution of science in various fields. These fields range from medicine to astronomy, relativity to natural history and so on. The chapters/subjects covered are below. …

Review – The Magic of Reality

In ‘The Magic of Reality’, the author, Richard Dawkins, explains various natural  phenomena.  He starts the book by identifying three different kinds of magic supernatural magic (things that happen in fairy tales, myths, religious texts etc.) stage magic (things that we know are false but are fun to watch – stage magicians for example) poetic …