Stephen Jay Gould (10 September, 1941 – 20 May, 2002) was a paleontologist who wrote science books for both scientists as well as the general public.
By no means, is this book a comprehensive look at all these subjects. there are short summaries of fascinating topics, which hopefully will create a spark.
Moon Rush: The New Space Race is about the history of man getting to the moon and suggests a path forward to the satellite which we have already abandoned.
A non-fiction book for the information age, talking about how people send information (and misinformation) from tum-tums in Africa, to Ada Lovelace-Alan turning
The path we find ourselves going along with Mr. Foer on his journey is delightful, inventing and funny, the people he meets are interesting and quirky.
Jay Kirk has done the impossible, Kingdom Under Glass is a book about a taxidermist not only interesting, but entertaining as well. A job well done.