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A great read, unimpressed with kindle format.
on 18 July 2014
An enjoyable and enlightening book for the lay-person. 5 stars for the content.
I read it using the Kindle app on a 7-inch Nexus tablet. My main issues are as follows:
1) YOU CAN'T READ THE DIAGRAMS. There's no option to zoom in. My eyesight is fine, by the way! I want to remember this information, but I feel the chance of that has been lessened. I see now on the listing that "This title has complex layouts and has been optimised for reading on devices with larger screens." Well, having installed the kindle desktop app, and viewed full screen on my monitor - larger than any tablet - some of the diagrams have text that's about 1mm tall. Enough said?
2) There are several errors; I assume in the conversion to e-book: "1" in place of "I", more than once. 10 to the power of 30 shown as "1030". 13.75 appears as "13-75" (i.e. "The universe was formed 13-75 billion years ago"). Does no-one proofread these things?
Come on Amazon, sort it out.