Book Review: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner

Book Review: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner Nonfiction Social Science: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner Several years ago I worked for a cellphone company. One day it was announced that we would be carrying a new product. It was larger than a […]

Book Review: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman Fiction Mystery: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman For decades, Tony Hillerman brought New Mexico to life through the pages of his marvelous books. Featuring Navajo detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Hillerman wrote mysteries that shared the beauty of the Navajo nation and its people. Often the landscape […]

Book List: Astronaut Books for Shared Reading with Children

Book List: Astronaut Books for Shared Reading with Children Growing-up to be an actual astronaut is a daunting and competitive career path considering how many astronauts there really are in the world.  So why is it that so many children have dreams of working or living in space? Perhaps it is the adventure that challenges […]

Book Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen

Book Series Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen      Science Fiction: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen May is Asian-American History month, so in honor of that we wanted to review one (or more) Asian-American authors on Scintilla. Curtis C. Chen has written two books in his “Kangaroo” series. Both are […]

Book Review: Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution, Jonathan B. Losos

Book Review: Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution, Jonathan B. Losos Nonfiction: Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution, Jonathan B. Losos   Improbable Destinies is a delightful book. It is hard science with a very personal and human touch. Jonathan Losos is an expert in the field: professor of biology, director […]

Book Review: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World–And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund

Book Review: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World–And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund Nonfiction: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World–And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund   I once thought I was smarter […]