Books by K.C. Cole

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A sympathetic tribute to a brilliant physicist who gave up research to inspire a love for science in laymen."
An admiring biography of Frank Oppenheimer (1912-1985) by a friend and colleague, science writer Cole (Journalism/Univ. of Southern California; Mind Over Matter: Conversations with the Cosmos, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Cleverly entertaining 'stand-up' science in search of a cosmic punch line."
Award-winning science writer Cole (The Hole in the Universe, 2001, etc.) offers a "love letter to the universe and those who explore it" in an essay collection culled from her popular LA Times column. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Belongs in every basic modern science collection."
Here's the ultimate challenge for writer and reader: a book about nothing. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"Once again, this talented author compellingly links a scientific discipline to the philosophical questions it raises about truth, reality, aesthetics, and metaphysics."
Los Angeles Times science writer Cole has found a niche writing in lyrical prose about basic concepts in physics and math for the layperson (The Universe and the Teacup, 1998). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"In sum, lots of good ideas, telling examples, and even amusing trivia that point to the importance of math, yet without revealing how mathematicians work. (line art)"
A short paean to mathematics in the vein of Cole's earlier volume, Sympathetic Vibrations (1984), which explored creativity, art, and beauty in relation to physics. Read full book review >