RaveForeword ReviewsCombining a serious tone with serious journalism, Storming the Wall dives deep into climate change from an unusual and riveting perspective ... Without this level of journalistic thoroughness, the book’s claims about government would doubtless strike some readers as impossible, even paranoid. However, Storming the Wall makes its points convincingly, using both modern and historical examples of mass displacement. The author presents first-person research, including interviews ... Policymakers may be miffed at the author’s critical attitude toward government border policies. American citizens, however, may find this book highly relevant to the ongoing political discussion around border walls and mass refugee crises.
Stefan Klein, Trans. by Mike Mitchell
RaveForeword ReviewsSuffused with genuine wonder and affection for the beauty of particle physics, How to Love the Universe is an informative and entertaining entry into a challenging field ... Its chapters reflect the beauty of dark matter and photons in words that often verge on poetry ... general background will not overwhelm newcomers or bore experienced physics buffs ... In the tradition of good essayists everywhere, Klein writes in digestible bursts, each chapter dealing with a new subtopic of theoretical physics and capable of standing on its own. Particularly notable is the author’s versatility. Whether drawing a fictionalized analogy or explaining the relative size of an atomic nucleus, the otherwise complicated subject matter remains accessible ... The book draws connections between ancient comets and the dew on a rose petal and paints humanity’s curiosity itself as a result of our participation in a vast and dynamic universe. As a result of this approach and the author’s literary skill, the book bears an emotional heft unusual among scientific literature. How to Love the Universe is likely to have broad appeal. Its breadth will endear it to audiences that read the news about Higgs bosons and gravitational waves but find themselves at a loss about what these phenomena mean to the advancement of the human species.