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Category: Popular Science

The Hot Zone PDF Summary

A Terrifying True Story Interested in a Dr.-House-like type of medical mystery based on true events? How about if its main protagonist is the Ebola virus? Well, then it’s time to join Richard Preston and the heroes of his story […]

The Order of Time PDF Summary

As Philomena Cunk so eloquently put it once: “What is clocks?” Carlo Rovelli is here to explain that—and so much more. So that you can finally see: The Order of Time. Who Should Read “The Order of Time”? And Why? […]

Through the Language Glass Summary

Quick Summary: “Through the Language Glass” by Guy Deutscher separates fact from fiction in a burgeoning, but rather controversial field: linguistic relativity. In addition to sketching out a brief history of the research done in the area, Deutscher’s book recalls […]

The Upside of Irrationality Summary

Quick Summary: The Upside of Irrationality is the second book by social scientist Dan Ariely, and it is a fitting follow-up to his first book, Predictably Irrational: if in his debut Ariely revealed the preprogrammed biases which instigate us to make unwise choices, here he shows the unexpected benefits (and, sometimes, downsides) of these decisions.