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"Entertaining, finely crafted... there is a feast of fine science writing in this gem of a book" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Johnson's essays balance human interest and scientific wonder in equal measure, making for a delicious succession of vignettes" (Guardian)
"Johnson's lively book... finds beauty throughout science - even among dead frogs and drooling dogs" (Scotsman)
"Johnson manages to convey the heart-stopping wonder of discovery" (Radio 4, Today programme)
"In describing these beautifully simple works of genius, Johnson reveals as much about the corporatist nature of modern science as he does about early research" (Scotland on Sunday)
One of the world's finest science journalists tells the story of the ten greatest scientific experiments - which in a moment profoundly changed our understanding of the universe.See all Product Description
The first two are real page turners, fascinating insights into how discoveries are made, then gradually it became rather dull and by the last two it felt he'd lost interest. Read morePublished 19 months ago by H. J. C.