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reviewed The End of Night: Searching For Natur.... July 30, 2013
The End of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness In An Age of Artificial Light
"According to the World Atlas of the Artificial Night Sky Brightness, created in 2001 by Italians Pierantonio Cinzano and Fabio Falchi, two-thirds of the world's population--including 99% of …
posted a Quick Tip about Aurora Borealis. January 28, 2012
Aurora Borealis
One of the most magical wonders of life and planet Earth! Brace the cold and you'd be rewarded with such a wonderful view that you'd never ever get over the experience. See for yourself... if …
reviewed The Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos. June 11, 2011
The Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos
If you found the Smartest Guy in the Pub and he turned out not to be Stephen Hawking, he might sound like the author of this spirited 85-page whirlwind tour of where--and within which--we live.  In …
reviewed Astronomy for Beginners. December 08, 2010
Astronomy for Beginners
This book attempts to explain Earth, the solar system, our galaxy and our universe, in clear and easy-to-understand language. For thousands of years, humans had made quite detailed observations about …
reviewed Farseer Trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer. November 14, 2010
Farseer Trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer
What was your first impression?      This is a science fiction story without humans.  The cover aroused my curiosity.  I wanted to see what the author would do with intelligent …
reviewed Taking Back Astronomy. October 11, 2010
Taking Back Astronomy by Jason Lisle
"Taking Back Astronomy" gives Christians a biblical view of astronomy. It's written by Dr. Jason Lisle, who has a doctorate in astrophysics, in a clear fashion that teens and adults can …
posted a Quick Tip about Cold Dark Matter: A Morgan O'Brien My.... October 03, 2010
Cold Dark Matter: A Morgan O'Brien Mystery
A unique Canadian mystery that will appeal to a wide variety of disparate demographics - geeks, science buffs, Canadians, 1950s history fans and mystery lovers in general. Not a great mystery but definitely …
Cold Dark Matter: A Morgan O'Brien Mystery
In a novel that will definitely appeal to those of us mystery lovers that lay rather fond, perhaps even snobbish, claim to the title of "geek", COLD DARK MATTER uses the Canada-France-Hawaii …
posted a Quick Tip about Jupiter (book). September 29, 2010
Jupiter
I found this book to be very creative. In my mind, Bova's "Grand Tour" books have been uneven. This was one of the better ones.
reviewed The Heavens Proclaim His Glory: A Spe.... August 30, 2010
The Heavens Proclaim His Glory: A Spectacular View
"The Heavens Proclaim His Glory" is a coffee-table type book full of full-color photos taken in space accompanied by poems, Psalms, and quotes from Christian authors. Each picture was labeled as to what …
reviewed Aurora Borealis. August 06, 2010
posted in Earth Watch
Aurora Borealis
Commonly known as Northern Lights, it's one of the natural wonders of the world. For some lucky few, especially those who are currently residing in Scandinavia, Canada and Northern U.S.A., Aug. 4, …
300 Astronomical Objects: A Visual Reference to
I first saw this book in a doctor's waiting room. It was amazing so I was glad to snag a 'used' copy at a great price.    It is full of phenomenal photographs of our planets, galaxies, …
reviewed Feng Shui. May 06, 2010
posted in Go Hong Kong
Geomancy (or Fengshui)
Fengshui, imho, is at best an art. For believers, it's a science. Although who truly knows what it is? Fact is people believe it and in Hong Kong, enough to pay large sums of money for a good consultation …
posted a Quick Tip about Feng Shui. May 06, 2010
posted in Go Hong Kong
Geomancy (or Fengshui)
Hongkongers are ardent believers of Fengshui. If you practise the art here, your probability of earning income in the top percentile is high
posted a Quick Tip about Feng Shui. May 06, 2010
Geomancy (or Fengshui)
If you've a PhD and believes in Fengshui, chances are you're either from Hong Kong or Taiwan!
posted a Quick Tip about Tiger. February 14, 2010
Tiger
The Year of Golden Tiger just begins! It's the first time Chinese New Year falls on Valentine's Day since 57 years ago! Gong Hei Fatt Choy!
reviewed Pale Blue Dot. January 27, 2010
Pale Blue Dot
This passage is, in my opinion, one of the greatest passages I've heard in the little bit of English oratory history that I know.      I grew up watching a few Carl Sagan documentaries. These …
reviewed Jupiter (book). December 16, 2009
Jupiter
John Campbell, arguably the best known editor in the history of science fiction, once demanded of his writers,      "Write me a story about an organism that thinks as well as …
posted a Quick Tip about Uncle Milton Star Theater 2 Home Plan.... December 08, 2009
Uncle Milton Star Theater 2 Home Planetarium
This toy does not work stay away from this toy this year.
reviewed Uncle Milton Star Theater 2 Home Plan.... December 08, 2009
Uncle Milton Star Theater 2 Home Planetarium
   Who would have thought that something that has the name Uncle Milton on it would be a failure. My wife and I saw at our local shopping mall on clearance and it was only $25 and we though …
reviewed Perseid Meteor Shower. August 17, 2009
posted in Awesomeness
Meteor Shower
  Something strange happened this week….I spent every night outside looking up at the sky. I was one of the many (I presume) that decided to take part in the annual Perseid meteor shower viewing. …
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