Book Tasting

Published: 19th December 2015 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2015 11:27 AM   |  A+A-

Science Reads of the week

Chance

Chance.jpgBy: New Scientist  

Publisher: Hachette

Pages: 266 

Price: RS 399

Chance follows on from the bestselling Nothing and Question Everything bringing together some of New Scientist’s sharpest minds to explore tantalising questions. From statistics and probability to the perfect bet, from randomness and coincidence to sexual attraction, freak accidents, freak weather, it gives fascinating insights into what we call chance.

 

10 Physicists who Transformed our Understanding of Reality

By: Rhodri Evans & Brian Clegg

Publisher: Hachette

Pages: 258

Price: Rs 399

Science writer Brian Clegg and TV and radio astronomer Rhodri Evans bring a Top Ten list of physicists as the central theme to build an exploration of the most exciting breakthroughs in physics, looking not just at the science, but also the fascinating lives of the scientists.

 

We Are All Stardust

We.jpgBy: Stefan Klein

Translated by: Ross Benjamin

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Pages: 264

Price: Rs 399

In We Are All Stardust, a collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world’s best-known scientists, Stefan Klein lets us listen in as today’s leading minds reveal what they still hope to discover—and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the laboratory.

 

Asap Science: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumours & Unexplained Phenomena

By: Mitchell Moffit & Greg Brown  

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Pages: 248  Price: Rs 499

Does being cold make you sick? Why does time seem to speed up as we age? The creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapScience explain the true science of how things work in this book.

 

Today’s Pasts

Today.jpgBy: Bhisham Sahni

Publisher: Penguin

Translated by: Snehal Shingavi

Pages: 434

Price: Rs 499

In addition to being the story of Sahni’s life, the book chronicles great cultural highpoints of modern India: the Progressive Writer’s Association, the Nayi Kahani movement. The stars of Hindi and Urdu literature enter and exit the text as friends and familiars. In Sahni’s hands a life story is transformed into a history of our present.

 

The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore

By: Manu S. Pillai  

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 694

Price: Rs 699

The book focuses on the remarkable life and work of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last, and forgotten, queen of the House of Travancore. The supporting cast includes the flamboyant painter Raja Ravi Varma, his wrathful wife, scheming matriarchs, court favourites, vigilant English agents, quarrelling consorts and lustful kings.

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