Editorial Reviews for The Cosmic Machine

“A superb resource for science fans or those struggling to understand the subject; an impressive fit in an age of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson web videos.” –Kirkus Reviews


“Injecting the 'popular' back into science is no light task and involves a balance between keeping the science accessible to lay readers, making it interesting enough to engage non-scientists, and being certain it's accurate enough to be authoritative. Of all these tasks, the 'lively' portion is the biggest challenge, and where competing books often fall short. The Cosmic Machine succeeds on all accounts.” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


“I wanted to start by saying that I really enjoyed this book. … at all times [the] writing was clear, well paced and easy to follow …. I started to discover that I was taking something unexpected from the book. I stopped focusing on the individual steps and, instead, started to see a ‘story’ behind the story. I found this enlightening.” –Gary Smailes, Founder and Editor at BubbleCow

Reader Reviews for The Cosmic Machine

The Cosmic Machine very much accomplishes [its] mission: spark an interest in science via a captivating story as it relates to physics and chemistry. Although I'm already quite familiar with most of the topics described in this book, I was enthralled by the engaging presentation, style, and weave of the story.” –Patricia W.


“Dr. Bembenek has done an exceptional job of portraying the back and forth nature of scientific discovery, as different researchers confirm, expand, or try to refute​ the works of others in their field. Overall an enjoyable read….” –Becky N.


“While many physics books can be loaded with jargon and beyond the grasp of the non-physicist, The Cosmic Machine adeptly and deftly explains the methods behind the development of physics.” –Eric W.


Bembenek does a good job of staying within the bounds of appealing to avid science readers while keeping the concepts palatable for the newbie.” –Nick E.


“Bembenek makes the confusing and complicated understandable.” –Sam S.


“This book was the first that actually did explain [the science] in a way that I understand, and I felt it really did open up a … significant world to me.” –Feroz K.


For anyone who has a love for science and history, this book is a must read. Dr. Bembenek, however, does a phenomenal job of not only simplifying these complex topics but keeping the reader engaged at all times during this journey across time.” –Bita N.


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