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5.0 out of 5 stars Glimpses of wonderment, 10 Oct. 2007
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This review is from: Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science (Paperback)
I can only surmise that the bulk of reviewers of this wonderful book are ersatz intellectuals - Galileo's Finger counts as one of the most exciting, lively and enlightening popular science books I have come across. Atkins writes with a fizz, vim and clarity that beguile you into complex spaces where startling ideas and deep insight ballet within your reach. The reviewer below is undoubtedly right - you patently do need to be a bright student with an interest in science to appreciate this book. Go figure!

If you tick the boxes, buy it. Only Pinker and Deutsch rival Atkins, in my view, for acuity and penetration of the reserves of earthly knowledge.
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2012 15:28:19 BDT
Leo says:
Thank you for this brilliant review. I am not a student but I am a person who has always loved abstract thinking and reading (I am an INTJ with a very strong introspection preference - MBTI).

I was surprised to see so many negative reviews.
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