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Top Customer Reviews
The book's chapters are well-written and laid out.
Each chapter looks at a different area of science, starting off with an overview of the events, followed by a detailed investigation of the causes, and ending with the consequences and lessons learnt. Some are highly technical with apparently little practical effect (such as fraud concerning the finding of a new element), others kill hundreds (such as the failure of a dam), and some are simply gruesome (the meltdown in chapter 7 - and especially the search for the third man - rather stands out).
I read the whole thing in practically a single sitting - and my son loved it too
Now one of my top ten reads, along side Michael Moore's books and Richard Dawkins.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty graphic in places- nuclear energy, you can't live without it, and some people can't live with it. Or in fact die and be buried normally! Read more
writing style wasnt exactly to my liking but the concent was reasonable enough. Have read other book with similar themes which i found much more engaging and compeled to finish,... Read morePublished on 15 May 2013 by Kev R
Okay but not all the examples are exactly world events. For example one is the poor medical treatment of a single patient. Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by GSC
An Interesting if not absorbing read. Worth the time spent on it - good at giving an insight into the way science is as flawed as the rest of all human acts.Published on 5 Jan. 2012 by Amazon Customer