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Letters to Father by Dava Sobel | Book Review

Galileo Galilie is renowned for his immense contribution to the physical sciences with his discovery of telescope that enables him to examine the heavenly bodies, study of tides, motions of pendulum and moving bodies. His inquisition and house arrest in the old age by the Catholic Church due to his “so-called” heretic work and writings is also famous. But, this ... Read More »

Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel | Book Review

When we hear the name “Galileo Gelilei”, what are the first things that come to our mind? That, he invented the telescope, that we was the first man in Europe to gaze at the stars, the one who found out that Moon’s surface consisted of mountains and hills just like Earth, who discovered the four satellites of Jupiter and the ... Read More »

Longitude by Dava Sobel | Book Review

Most of us were born and grew up in the era when electronic items are of day-to-day use, especially today when digital space is a huge presence in our professional as well as social lives. But the electronic revolution is no older than a century. Related reading for you: Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel | Book Review Letters to Father ... Read More »

A more perfect heaven by Dava Sobel |Book Review

Ever since the birth of human intelligence and civilisations, we have been intrigued by the overwhelming everyday miracles produced by nature surrounding us, but nothing can compare the enigma and the magical attractive force cast over human minds by the skies, the space or as it was called in the medieval times: the heavens. Related reading for you: Galileo’s Daughter ... Read More »

The First Scientist: Anaximander and his Legacy by Carlo Rovelli | Book Review

Did you ever wonder who the first scientist of the world was? The word “scientist” itself was first introduced in English language in year 1834 and the dictionary meaning of it is: “a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences”. Related reading for you: Angels & Demons by Dan ... Read More »

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift | Book Review

Gulliver's Travels - Book Cover (from pub year 1900)

First published in 1726, this collection of Lemuel Gulliver’s fascinating voyages all over the world, has been loved, read and re-read by every child and adult familiar with the English language. The story appealing the children for its fictional quotient made of wonderful creatures ranging in size from a few inches to several feet, flying island, etc. and to adults ... Read More »