Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Title: The Ghost Map Author: Steven Johnson Blurb: It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no [...]

Book Review: Synchronicity by Paul Halpern

Book Review: Synchronicity by Paul Halpern

Title: Synchronicity Author: Paul Halpern Blurb: For millennia, scientists have puzzled over a simple question: Does the universe have a speed limit? If not, some effects could happen at the same instant as the actions that caused them -- and some effects, ludicrously, might even happen before their causes. By one hundred years ago, it [...]

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Blurb: After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and [...]

Book Review: Eruption by Steve Olson

Book Review: Eruption by Steve Olson

Title: Eruption Author: Steve Olson Blurb: For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St. Helens in southwestern Washington State. Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land and killing [...]