David Lea

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (17 of 18)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,318,022 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 18
100 Ways to Train the Perfect Dog by Sarah Fisher
A beautiful book written by authors who obviously love what they do. I have been using the methods described in this book for only three weeks and have an (almost) well trained pet, even though Taya was already 15 weeks old when we started. Great fun for both of us and tangible results right from day one. (It would have been easier of course, if Taya could read the book as well)
Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You by Marcus Chown
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is an absolutely brilliant book and a fine example to any budding science writers. The subject matter is explained in such a straight forward manner that anyone with an interest in the subject should be able to follow it. As a bonus, not only do you get an explanation of "special relativity" which many authors have tackled but in addition a clear and concise explanation of "general relativity" which very few authors have attempted and none of which, to my knowledge, successfully. Whoever designed that childish dust cover should be fired however the contents are absolutely top notch. Diagrams, who needs them when you can write like that. Marcus Chown you have a new fan !
The Void by Frank Close
The Void by Frank Close
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The book starts well with the physics explained at a fairly basic and historical level. Subsequent chapters advance this view with explanations of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics along the way. The final two chapters however are the meat of the book and feel hurried with topics suddenly appearing that lack adequate explanation or background information. Did the book succeed ? In my view, not quite. It is a relatively short book, interesting but lacking a lot of explanation of the more complex later science that could have made it really good. Shame!

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