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Philip Plait, also known as The Bad Astronomer, is an American astronomer, skeptic, writer and popular science blogger. Plait has worked as part of the Hubble Space Telescope team, images and spectra of astronomical objects, as well as engaging in public outreach advocacy for NASA missions.
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Science Comics
Solar System
by Rosemary Mosco (Sep 18, 2018)
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With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors―Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, a...
Phil Plait
Sep 18, 2018
This is a *REALLY* great book. And I’m not just saying that because the intro is brilliant, a finely honed and meticulously crafted paean to science and exploration. I’m saying it because it’s true.     source
Why Does E=mc2?
by Brian Cox (Jul 13, 2010)
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The most accessible, entertaining, and enlightening explanation of the best-known physics equation in the world, as rendered by two of todays leading scientists.Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einste...
Phil Plait
Jul 13, 2019
“Why Does E=mc^2” is a *great* book. It’s short, well-written, and makes it a lot easier to understand just why the speed of light is what it is.     source
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Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
by Kelly Weinersmith (Oct 17, 2017)
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From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, an illustrated investigation into future technologiesWhat will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already?In this book, Zach and Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of the transformativ...
Phil Plait
Nov 03, 2017
I’m not saying this is the greatest book blurb of all time. I’m saying there has never been nor ever will be one better. (also buy the book)     source