25 of 37 people found the following review helpful
no trivial tale left behind,
This review is from: Supercontinent: 10 Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet (Paperback)
The subject area would be fascinating. After many pages, however, one still does not get to it in any coherent way; the author has managed to bury the science under layers and layers of useless knowledge. This is the kind of frustration a geologist must feel in the field. Do we need to experience it first hand?
Entertaining? I'd rather say: patronizing. The author seems to think that the reader cannot be trusted with a straight tale and needs bells and whiskers to stay with the book. This is counterproductive: one skips pages hoping to get to the gist.