Category Archives: Books

Stack Overflow: Aye Aye, Space Captain

Stack Overflow: Aye Aye, Space Captain

We’ve all got dreams. I grew up on Florida’s Space Coast and spent most of my young life watching rockets thunder off into space and cruising up and down the coast in small boats. I don’t suppose it would surprise anyone to learn that many of the dreams in my sun-baked mind involved plying the vast oceans of empty space in rocket powered sailing ships. I’ve since abandoned the coastal waters of my youth but to this day I still can’t get my head out of the stars. What I mean to say is, I’m a sucker for the kind of big space opera that takes the painful realities of Deep Space seriously. Read More

‘The Card Catalog’: Preserving Yesterday’s Archival History

‘The Card Catalog’: Preserving Yesterday’s Archival History

In today’s information society, the world is sometimes literally at our fingertips. We can access documents, photos, videos, and even livestreams, instantly, from countries and cultures all over the world. But it didn’t used to be this way. If we wanted to learn about an obscure country or advancement in science, we would head to the local library. And our first stop there was the card catalog. Read More

‘Explorers’ Notebooks’ and ‘Countries That Don’t Exist’: Two Books to Help You Explore the World

‘Explorers’ Notebooks’ and ‘Countries That Don’t Exist’: Two Books to Help You Explore the World

While the best way to see the world is in person with your own eyes, the next best thing is to look at and read accounts of people who have been there. And the history of some areas can only be learned from books, as they are countries whose time on this Earth was temporary, or still in flux. Chronicle Books has published two books that will help you see the world in a different light, all from the convenient location of your armchair. Read More