Shop now Shop now Shop now Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now
Profile for alanogden > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by alanogden
Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,069,169
Helpful Votes: 6

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
"alanogden"

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery
Fabulous Science: Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery
by John Waller
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revelations, 27 Nov. 2002
This is a scholarly work and the information given is completely credible even though it differs from what most of us have come to believe about the scientists he covers. For each person Waller first gives the accepted story then proceeds to blow it to pieces - but always in a kindly way. We all love a good story and no doubt history is manipulated to make the best of what happened which, in reality, is often mundane.
Anyone who is interested in science should read this book - it will make one look at evidence a bit more critically in future. It is very readable and the enormous amount of work which has gone into it does not detract from the enjoyment.


The Seven Daughters of Eve
The Seven Daughters of Eve
by Bryan Sykes
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tale of discoveries in mitochondrial DNA, 12 July 2001
Many people think science is boring. This book could change their minds. It explains the difficult concept of mitochondrial DNA which is passed only from mother to child. From investigation of the death of the last Tsar we are taken through the unravelling of the tangled history of man in Europe. The only part I did not like was the fanciful descriptions of the lives of the seven women who have given rise to most of the people on Earth. It reads like a novel, I couldn't put it down!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 25, 2011 12:53 PM BST


Page: 1