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Good articles but missing a few bits
on 11 February 2014
I like these "Things in Short Times" books (maths, physics, and philosophy have equivalents) but this Science one, while good, is perhaps the weakest.
All the big subjects are there - listed as physics, chemistry, biology, ecology, anatomy, medicin, earth sciences, energy, and astronomy - but there are some odd additions (biotech, spaceflight, and IT) which are less science and more technology. They may have been there to "make up the numbers".
Despite this, the Table of Contents works well (not always the case with Kindle) and the articles are the right size to swallow while waiting for a Tube or in a lift (my reason for buying these books; bite-size lessons!) Overall well worth buying, especially at this price.