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Christmas Time is Here!

And what better time to pick up one of New Scientist’s Top 10 (12?) Science Books of the Year for yourself or for someone you love. I’ve prefer you choose mine, but they’re all good. Symmetry Magazine also has a … Continue reading

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Two weeks in

What a couple of weeks! In the last two weeks I’ve: Done about 20 radio interviews, with several more on the way (WAMC). I’m doing WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight in about a week, and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show on August 20. … Continue reading

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First blurb!

We’re still a few months out until the release of “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror,” but we got our first blurb! I promise not to pester you with all of them, but this one’s a beaut: Dave Goldberg’s entertaining … Continue reading

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Sizing up the Universe

Let’s get the full disclosure out of the way early: Rich Gott is a friend of mine, he was a professor of mine in grad school, and I’m acknowledged in his book. You could be forgiven for thinking that I’m … Continue reading

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Fivebooks.com interview

A few months ago, I did an interview for a website called fivebooks.com.  If you’ve never been there, the basic idea is that they interview experts in various subjects who name their five favorite books in that area.  Eric Bolton, … Continue reading

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Another amazon calculation (and perhaps an interesting one)

I was chatting with my friend, Steve, yesterday on the way to Inception, and was started talking about the long tail of sales. In particular, he made the contention that far more books are sold in the long tail (i.e … Continue reading

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