Flea-Ridden Page Turners, The Forensics of Vengeance, and More: Catching Up with Download the Universe

By Carl Zimmer | October 22, 2012 12:08 pm

Download the Universe, the science ebook review I started up with some colleagues nine months ago, continues to grow. Here’s the latest batch of reviews:

The Most Ingenious Book: How to Rediscover Micrographia My survey of the digital experiences of Robert Hooke’s 1665 masterpiece.

NASA’s 30 years of Shuttle Missions Is Both Dull and Compelling John Timmer explores NASA’s online history

The Long Quest to Catch a Poisoner Deborah Blum finds the science in a true-crime thriller.

A Medieval Bestiary: When a Book Breaks Your Heart Maggie Koerth-Baker has great hopes for an ebook from the British Library. Hopes are dashed.

Did You Like My Ebook? Don’t Lie! Maia Szalavitz reviews Sam Harris’s ebook on lying.

The Beautiful Planet Meets The Immortal Cassini I take a look at an elegant collection of NASA’s images of Saturn.

Death and Other Options: How To Think (Hopefully!) About Global Health Tom Levenson reviews a TED book on the medical future of our species

Deep Water: A Pretty Good TED Ebook (Really!) About Climate Change John Dupuis considers the strengths and weaknesses of an ebook on climate change.

Interplanetary Cuisine What do people eat in space? Veronique Greenwood tucks in.

The Science of Sports: An eBook Goes for the Gold, Gets A Bronze Jaime Green reviews an ebook from Scientific American on the Olympics. (Remember the Olympics? That creepy giant baby on opening night? Remember?)

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