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5.0 out of 5 stars
First time I have read a Robert Winston book - now want to read his others, 24 Feb 2010
I wasn't too sure what to expect when a friend gave me a copy of this book as a present. For some reason, I thought it was going to be a variation of the Darwin Awards. Instead I found the book a wide-ranging and provoking read giving different views on many commonly used discoveries/inventions. I found the easy style of his writing made the book entertaining while being informative (something I didn't always encounter at school). I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.