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The history of science brought to life,
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This review is from: The Sky's Dark Labyrinth (Sky's Dark Labyrinth Trilogy) (Hardcover)
I'd never read any of Stuart Clark's books before this one. I bought it because I love popular science writing and I'd heard good things about Clark's other books. I'll confess that I didn't even realise it was a novel when I ordered it, I researched it that well. But I'm so pleased that I did buy it. The idea of turning the lives of key characters from the history of science is a risky one, but Stuart Clark has done it very well indeed. I knew who Kepler was and if I rummaged around in my memory I'd probably have been able to tell you of his achievements but having now read this book I feel that I have a far greater understanding of the circumstances surrounding how those discoveries were made and of the social environment which made them all the greater. The book is a cracking read, a good story well told and it's left me eagerly anticipating the next book in what is planned to be a trilogy. For science lovers it fleshes out great moments in history, and for lovers of a good story I'd be very surprised if it didn't light the spark of curiosity about the history of science. Thoroughly recommended and very accessible.