book review

  • A short history of driving on the Moon

    A new book examines the last three Apollo Moon missions and the remarkable lunar rovers that assi...

    Overshadowed by Apollo 11’s historic Moon landing in 1969, Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 have slipped into collective...

    Space July 9, 2021
  • Why people fear particle accelerators

    Public unease about the Large Hadron Collider.

    Author Kristine Larsen does herself a bit of a disservice with the subtitle to her new book, Particle Panic!, which s...

    Physics June 14, 2019
  • Inside the essence of internal life

    Book explores links between mind and science fiction.

    Max Planck, the German Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and father of quantum theory, was not a man given to...

    Culture May 24, 2019
  • Review: Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

    Historian Billy Griffiths delivers a uniquely human and humane perspective on archaeology. Bill C...

    We often think of science as a forward-facing discipline, bringing the promise of tomorrow and the solutions to the p...

    Biology July 4, 2018
  • The big Cosmos holiday reading guide!

    The Cosmos office is closed for an Easter break until Tuesday, April 3. In the meantime, please e...

    On Purposeby Michael RusePrinceton University Press (2017)I once attended a seminar on the philosophy of laughter, wh...

    Space March 29, 2018
  • What’s your favourite science book?

    Here at Cosmos we’re keen to find out which science or tech themed book, if push comes to shove, ...

    What’s your favourite science book?Cosmos MagazineThere are some books that make a profound impact on the reader – so...

    Uncategorized September 21, 2017
  • Review: Weird Dinosaurs

    A new book brings to life the thrill of the hunt for fossils.

    NON-FICTION Weird Dinosaurs by John Pickrell NewSouth Publishing (2016) RRP $29.99John Pickrell isn’t very happy w...

    Palaeontology June 14, 2017
  • A new way of seeing the world

    Through the nose of a dog…

    NON-FICTION Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz Simon & Schuster (2016) RRP $3...

    Biology December 20, 2016
  • Book: Einstein’s Greatest Mistake

    Albert Einstein closed his mind to other schools of thought.

    NON-FICTION Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: The Life of a Flawed Genius By David Bodanis Little, Brown (2016) RRP $35.0...

    Physics December 8, 2016
  • Top illustrated science books of 2016

    Six gloriously illustrated science books on the Cosmos Christmas wishlist, reviewed by Bill Condie.

    NON-FICTION Story of Life: Evolution Illustrated by Katie Scott The Five Mile Press RRP $24.95Another stunner from Th...

    Space December 4, 2016
  • Dieting fact and fiction

    Book reviews about weight loss, by Drew Turney and Bill Condie.

    If the size and influence of the diet industry and the battles many people wage – often over decades – to control the...

    Society November 23, 2016
  • Book: Digital vs Human

    The way robotics will affect our future.

    According to Digital vs Human, we need to start talking about the way robotics, AI, automation and the web are going ...

    Society November 17, 2016
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