Nice-looking but shallow,
This review is from: Scientific Feuds: From Galileo to the Human Genome Project (Hardcover)
This is a very nice-looking book with beautiful illustrations and printed on quality paper.
At the same time it is not that interesting. While it presents many fascinating stories, they are all written like wikipedia articles. They are only facts, carefully narrated but without a trace of intrigue. Such writing style is fine for some books, but I certainly didn't expect a red book with boxing Galileo to be that bland.
Apart from that there is not even a place in the book where you would say: "Wow! I certainly was not expecting that!". Two stories about Freud are more interesting but still the book is not worth buying.