This is my review of the book “The Day Without Yesterday by Stuart Clark”, which I read recently. This is the third book in his series of great historical astronomers, being mainly about the life and times of Albert Einstein and Georges Lemaitre. The second was “The Sensorium of God” and you can read my review of it here The first was The Skys Dark Labyrinth and you can read my review of that on here
Having read the previous two books and really enjoyed them, this is a book that I was looking forward to reading and it did not disappoint. Maybe because there is so much on the TV at the present about the first world war, but the fact that the book starts in Berlin Germany in 1914 made it all the more interesting.
Having studied Physics and Chemistry in the past and been taught various laws and theories attributed to these men, it made it all the more interesting to read and understand some of the history that went on in the process of coming up with their ground breaking discoveries.
Stuart manages to add the colour to a black and white image by filling in the emotions, and feelings of the characters in between the key historical dates, in a way that brings them to life just as if it was real. A fantastic achievement.
This is a really interesting and enjoyable book about two great men who provided us with our modern understanding of the cosmos. I know Stuart says in the notes that these three books have been a work in progress over the last decade, and it shows by the detail and quality of the stories presented. Not a series of boring facts but an engaging drama bringing these facts to live.
This was book 34 week 28 fiction 31 (audio book 8) non fiction 3.
Friends this is my review of the book The Sensorium of God by Stuart Clark, which I read recently. This is the second book in his series of books about great historical astronomers. He adds a layer of fiction to the facts making a really interesting read.
The three astronomers that are the subject of this book are Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley. Stuart manages to weave a tale of fiction one assumes based on documented truth of arguments, theft of ideas, and long held grudges and resentment.
The main thrust of the book is that Isaac Newton stole some of his ideas from Robert Hooke and passed them off as his own, and the consequences of this. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it does make a very good read.
Stuart has evidently done a lot of research into his subjects, and the time that they lived, the late 1600's and has portrayed, a very realistic story, making a very enjoyable read.
This was book two in the Sky's Dark Labyrinth trilogy and having now read the first two books I am looking forward to reading the final one.
Though the book is full of factual discoveries I am still putting it down as a work of fiction, all be it historical fiction. So this was book 41 week 31 fiction 38 (10 on audio) non fiction 3
This is my review of the book The Sky's Dark Labyrinth by Stuart Clark, which I have read recently.
Last Autumn I was fortunate to hear Stuart Clark giving a talk about his latest book at the time at the Wigtown Book Festival, http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/ and though we did not buy that book we did buy this one.
Being interested in astronomy and history I found the book fascinating. Stuart has managed to paint a vivid picture of life in the early 1600's, making the characters come alive.
The book is about two great astronomers Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei and their quest to proclaim the truth as they understood it. They become caught up in a web of intrigue, civil war, face persecution, and excommunication as heretics.
They challenge the official view by the Church of Roman as to how the universe runs, in so much as they dare to suggest that the Earth is not at the centre of things.
This is a detailed book giving a thrilling portrayal of the struggles Kepler and Galileo went through over thirty plus years, during very turbulent times in European history.
A fascinating enjoyable book This was book 3 week 2 – fiction 3 (0 on audio) non fiction 0
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