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If you're beginning an interest in Science - Buy this!
on 21 September 2000
I am about halfway through reading this book, and I am hooked! It's better than a thriller or mystery novel - maybe because everything in it is true? I bought this book because I am starting an Open University degree in Science next year, and it has been 14 years since I have done any studying - let alone any Science. I did a Physics O'level, but remember none of it. This book is brilliant. I haven't been using it as a study aid exactly... I've just been reading it. And yet now I know all about how the atom was discovered, I know what Avogadro's number is. I know how many stars there are. If you're interested in Science - buy this book! It's excellently written and relatively easy to follow due to the everyday style examples given! The author says many of his other books were written for himself - books that hadn't already been written about a subject, and so can be quite technical - this book is for everyone else, and so does not dwell on the technical at all. It tells the scientific discoveries of the last few hundred years like a story! - I can't put it down!