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This review is from: Incoming!: or, Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite (Hardcover)
Hmmm. This sadly did not live up to my expectations - formed from reading a review, and then the first couple of promising chapters. These were largely abouit the history of meteors and how people perceived them. As the book went on, however, it got more and more turgid and I had difficulty finishing it. Somewhere in the middle it seemed to switch to a compendium of famous and not-so-famous living and dead scientists, complete with dates of birth etc - often people in which one could not be expected to have the slightest interest, e.g., lecturers at the author's university. And where was the publisher's editor?? I thought I'ld scream reading the word "savant", used on almost every page. Disappointing.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2013 17:04:14 BDT
Eric le rouge says:
I completely agree. I wish there was more reviews of your type.
I am only half way through the book and already lost interest. really wondering if I will finish it.
The book is full of useless anecdotes on the author's life or career. Its also full of small biographies about obscure scientists.
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