R. Small

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (45 of 52)
Location: London UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 43,603 - Total Helpful Votes: 45 of 52
The Origins of the Universe for Dummies® by Stephen Pincock
This book is great. It brings the study of the universe right up to date and looks at in some detail the ideas of cosmology: the study of the universe itself. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t an undergraduate text book, but nor is it a coffee table astronomy book or a popular science boo. It is right in the middle: perfect for folks who wish to gain insight into ideas such as the creation of the heavy elements, dark matter, dark energy and inflation. It does this without the need for higher mathematics (hence it isn’t an undergraduate text) yet it still gives the reader a useful board understanding of the topics covered.
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, 23 Feb 2014
I bought this book for my two great nieces, both of whom are very much into horses. They both love the book, even though one is, how shall I put it, more enthusiastic about reading than the other. The book has a magical quality. The artworks are dreamlike and they draw you into the story. I’m sure it is one of those books that will be remembered with fondness when both are adults. It can be read by anyone from an eight year old with a secure grasp of reading to a younger teenager for whom reading isn’t such a big thing. I think it is very good value for money.
Fast Exercise: The simple secret of high intensity&hellip by Michael Mosley
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but good, 23 Feb 2014
Yes this is a short book and yes it has made a difference to the way I am exercising. Hovering on the borderline of type 2 diabetes I was particularly interested on how short intense bursts of exercising can improve glucose sensitivity. It has also made me realise how bad sitting down is for your health. I have taken up swimming again and I have instinctively been following an interval training approach, which explains how I can be so bad at running yet make such big improvements in my swimming in such a short time. I particularly like the book’s evidence based approach and I find it refreshing and useful when the answer to some sports science questions are “we don’t know why yet”: which… Read more