Book Review: Fake Law – The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister

My rating: 5 of 5 stars The anonymous ‘Secret Barrister’ is back with another hard-hitting and surprisingly emotional roller-coaster ride of a book about exactly what’s going wrong in law. In the first book, the author looked at the legal system and demonstrated all but unequivocally that government under-funding and distinctly iffy traditions (don’t ever… Read More Book Review: Fake Law – The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister

Book Review: Welcome to the Universe – An Astrophysical Tour by Neil deGrasse Tyson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Everything you could want to know about astrophysics – and way, way moreā€¦(no, really) It is difficult to go wrong with a book on this subject written by these three authors, all at the top of their respective trees. Tyson et al do a good job of applying Feynman… Read More Book Review: Welcome to the Universe – An Astrophysical Tour by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Book Review: Why Balloons Rise and Apples Fall – The Laws That Make the World Work by Jeff Stewart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bought on a whim while at the British Museum, I picked up this little gem in the hope that I might glean some useful simple analogies and explanations to use with my science students. I wasn’t disappointed. Jeff Stewart is as funny as he is well informed. Dealing with… Read More Book Review: Why Balloons Rise and Apples Fall – The Laws That Make the World Work by Jeff Stewart