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Excellent science primer for kids and adults,
This review is from: Wonders of the Universe (Hardcover)
I'm waiting for the Brian Cox backlash but frankly, nuts to those who want to take potshots at Professor Cox. This book and his TV series are helping make science explicable and fun to learn. He clearly is in a sense of wonder and that might irritate some people but underneath that veneer of boyish enthusiasm, he clearly knows his stuff and is keen to communicate complex concepts in an easy to understand manner. I don't envy him as entropy and spacetime don't lend themselves to single sentence descriptions. Frankly, if the periodic table had been demonstrated to me in graffiti on the walls of a ruined Brazilian prison, I might have got an A in my O'level Chemistry. I think with science under attack, particularly in the US, let's thank Cox and take him seriously. He's fighting a good fight.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2011 18:30:12 GMT
S. R. Hector says:
I agree Mr Mc . The two negative reviews of his new "Wonders" TV shows seemed to me to be written more in jealousy at his success than anything else.
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