New Science Books

These are science books I’m interested in reading.

Mountains of Fire: The Menace, Meaning, and Magic of Volcanoes, by Clive Oppenheimer. University of Chicago Press, September 2023. See this review, Ready to Rumble by Tim Flannery in the New York Review of Books.

The Random Factor: How Chance and Luck Profoundly Shape Our Lives and the World around Us, by Mark Robert Rank. University of California Press, April 2024.

The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. MIT Press, April 2022. Can humans build a generation ship to travel to a planet orbiting another star? See this accompanying article, Could a Self-Sustaining Starship Carry Humanity to Distant Worlds?