A look into the history of the earth

It is an ambitious project that took the photographer Olivier Grunewald and the journalist Bernadette Gilbertas in attack. You want to tell with your book, nothing less than the history of the earth from the Big Bang 14 billion years ago until the development of the animal and plant world in image and Text. You managed very well. The photos are stunning, the short explanations instructive. The lyrics to the earth formation, in contrast, are formulated sometimes a bit flowery, if the authors embark on the “search for witnesses in the early days of our planet”. The texts are peppered with a lot of interesting facts, such as that prior to 3.7 billion years ago, prokaryotes sediment could have formed in rock, such as discoveries in Western Australia and Greenland suspect. From time to time would have a graphic to illustrate a complex event, such as the education Urkontinenten,. All in all, a magnificent work. (afo)

Bernadette Gilbertas, Olivier Grunewald: to Eden Of Chaos. Knesebeck, about 70 Fr.

math optimizes the marriage

There is hardly a topic under the sun that could be the math do nothing to help. Obviously, this is in the area of science and technology. But this is true also for our everyday life. Some fascinating examples of the mathematician Christian Hesse presented. You want to save your marriage? Then you may want to try the 5:1 rule. The marriage should fail, the fairness formula, the ownership split. Even a solid mathematical proof of God, presented to the author. Of course it depends on how God is defined here – certainly something different, as it Betcup would do most mathematicians. “Leben2” is an entertaining, humorous book written that can even those of the mathematics, diebeim sight of root characters, or differential equations in the shock expire. (jol)

Christian Hesse: Leben2. Gütersloh publishing house, about 26 Fr.

moose teeth as a progress

“courage to the gap” is the splendid title of a book about the beginnings of dentistry. The medical historian Richard Barnett has written it. Entertaining with anecdotes and scientific Details of the Briton, reported on the progress made in the field: Called in the middle ages, the surgeon, a Dental together with a part of the jaw out of the tear, so it was to George Washington’s times already the part of the prosthesis. The first US President, wore masticatory organs made from real human teeth, combined with those from the moose. In addition, the many illustrations invite you to browse through and shudder. (afo)

Richard Barnett: the courage to gap, Dumont-Verlag, approx. 48 Fr.


There are still people who absolutely do not want to believe that we and the apes have common ancestors. The book is not “The beginnings of mankind”. However, anyone who is fascinated by the Evolution of man, on the attractive with graphics and images designed pages plenty of intellectual fodder: to history, to the Evolution of the apes, a Who’s Who deraffen people and early people with impressive reconstructions and much more. The design of the book allows it, let the curiosity guide and anywhere – and get out. A Coffee-Table Book in the best sense. (fes)

Alice Roberts: The beginnings of mankind. DK-Verlag, approx. 54 Fr.

The heart rate monitor Galileo

Who invented the wheel? How did the heart rate monitor Galileo Galilei? How are weather predictions to what they are today? What are the five senses, and how do they work? What is a microchip? And what is the string theory? It is not likely to be a lot of questions from science and technology, which were not covered in this book. More than 500 attractively illustrated pages, it explains a clear summary of the most important discoveries and inventions that shape our lives today. (fes)

Adam Hart-Davis: science& technology. DK-Verlag, approx. 79 Fr.

Creepy psycho surgery

About Henry Molaison, the most famous neurological patients, have already written a lot. Here, the science journalist Luke Dittrich tells the story from a particular perspective. He is the grandson of William Scoville, the neurosurgeon, the aufsägte in 1953, the then 27-year-old epilepsy patient H. M. the skull and large parts of the temporal lobe cut out. In consequence of H. M. litt in significantly less epilepsy attacks, he had lost his memory. Dittrich H. M. s case embeds in the oppressively creepy history of psycho-surgery, and he settles in to the book with his grandfather and whose hair-raising people to try. (nw)

Luke Dittrich: The Patient H. M. Herbig-Verlag, approx. 38 Fr.

Fascinating plague of ghosts

From the 153’000 Hymenoptera species, including wasps, bees and ants, has half of a spine. Only thanks to this weapon they had been able to form States, writes the author, Michael Ohl in his book about the stinging insects, which he explored. The biologist told with wit and a pinch of self-irony about the research objects and the Guild of insect lovers. Anyone who has feared so far ahead of the pests, is understand to of entertaining reading of the fascination with the Ohl on the Hymenoptera have been reported. (afo)

Michael Ohl: sting and the state. Droemer publishing house, approx. 52 Fr.

century event in graphics

An infographic is worth a thousand words. The must have of the US graphic designer Zack Scott said, as he took his debut in attack. In “Apollo” illustrates the race to the moon, its 50. Anniversary, with numerous intricate diagrams and graphs. The text is reduced to the Essential, political Dimension of the Apollo program is just a tangent. For Scott shows an incredible attention to Detail. A wonderfully designed book for reading for space enthusiasts. (jol)

Zack Scott: Apollo.Droemer publishing house, approx. 39 Fr.

otter babies are afraid of water

The otter also eats exposed to brook trout because they are often easy to catch. Photo: Laurie Campbell

you definitely have the “Joe-Bonus”, the water, the marten, and otters are also called, because they are actually related to mustelids. Since a few years, you come back to Switzerland, where they were from 1989, as extinct. This is the occasion for a reading and wonderfully illustrated book on the photogenic fish hunter. You float decorated with duckweed, present comfortably on the back, driving her feet or look up wax out of the snow. The first ancestor of the raccoon is native to Europe and conquered it from there, almost the whole world. The researcher, Irene Weinberger and science journalist Hans Jacob Baumgartner describe in your informative book numerous species of giant otter, the stalking in the Amazon basin, Piranhas, to the Kapotter, fishing crabs in Africa. The reader learns that otter babies are afraid of water that the adults communicate about fragrance substances in the feces and also, how the animals are threatened, because they have a beautiful coat, to fish for aquaculture feed or their habitat is destroyed. (afo)

I. Weinberger, H. Baumgartner: The otter. Main, about 38 Fr. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 07.12.2018, 11:15 am