2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is the kind of book that makes science interesting. Bodanis knows what the regular reader is wondering, and responds in an easy, accessible way. I started this book with no idea what the equation meant, and understood it pretty well by the end, but more importantly actually enjoyed reading it.
I'm an editor and writer by profession, and found the writing really absorbing. And criticisms of the book's level from professional scientists are a little bizarre - why buy such a book if you understand the topic thoroughly? For me it hit the spot, entertained me, and frankly gave as much depth as I was looking for. I can't wait to read Bodanis' next book.