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This is a brilliant book. It's written with style and authority. very accesible and engaging and full of wonderful stories many of which were new to me. The scientific bits are explained superbly and the author is not shy of being controversial, viz his section on the sun and global warming.
To my mind this book should be piled high in the front of all good bookshops.
With this book and his previous one on the moon Whitehouse has, in my opinion, demonstrated he is the best science writer writing in the UK today. I have read many science books and writers over the years and can honestly say this book was a breath of fresh air - very accesible yey making no appologies for being… Read more