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This review is from: Longitude (Paperback)I read this book based on a number of glowing recommendations - as it transpired these recommendations were based on the idea of the book rather than the book itself.
This should be an excellent book but instead is an example of the worst kind of pseudo-scientific clap-trap.
There is clearly an interesting story here but the book fails to tell it. It is amazingly simplisitic in almost every regard - there is no depth of the descriptions of the problems and the prose is extremely twee, relying on an ancedotal style that was dated by the 60s.
I cannot understand why anybody with any scientific background at all could be satisified by this.