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Entertaining and informative if you are interested in science.,
This review is from: The Science Magpie: A Hoard of Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes, Plucked from Science and Its History (Icon Magpie) (Hardcover)
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I learned about the Binary System; the Richter scale; Geological time scale; the etymology of some scientific words and that ph is short for the power of hydrogen. The lower the ph, the greater the concentration of hydrogen ions. Such things are a fraction of the material in this charming little book. There are lots of tables and graphs. On the whole it is a mish mash of all the sciences with humour thrown in to make it palatable. It is the sort of book that will hold value for years and years.
It would be good for dipping in and out of as there is a lot of knowledge in it.
The style is chatty and informal.