Sunday, December 16 2012
Bernd Brunner explores the history of the Christmas tree in an attempt to discover “What drove people to go off into the forest, chop down a tree, put it in their house, and decorate it in the first place?”
Tuesday, March 8 2011
Mike Brown's book brims with humor and charm as he describes the thrill of the hunt that compensates for all the drudge work involved in astronomy.
Tuesday, February 1 2011
If his own narrative voice is not wildly enthralling, Bernd Brunner at least has a knack for the anecdote juste, homing in unerringly on the important and/or entertaining in his research and telling his stories well.
Tuesday, June 21 2005
Finding a way to keep the creatures alive made it possible for more folks, the average bourgeois, to keep a little of the sea in the front room.