If you like math and physics, like me, you'll probably like the book.
For anyone with an interest in science or maths, it's a great little book of 100 essays on some far ranging topics, each of only 2-4 pages in length.
His style is easy to digest, and his introductory quotations aptly ensconces the topics to be discussed.
I want to like this book. I really do. I feel as if I'm admitting some sort of intellectual bankruptcy in saying: It's too much. I think it would be over most people's heads. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason Lewis
I got my math nerd husband this book and it is schooling him for sure! He thinks it's really interesting and it must be because in the last ten years this is the only book I've... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stacy Smith
We all know that mathematics explains much about things and situations in our everyday lives, and British author John D. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Eric Mayforth
The author, a professor of mathematical sciences, presents 100 topics of various sorts, each of which has a mathematical element. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by G. Poirier
He is a great author and this book is yet another feather in his cap. A must read to understand simple things we take for granted.Published on September 8, 2011 by Sandeep Bhasin
Having greatly enjoyed his previous works, I looked forward to this. Unfortunately,this book is replete with such questionable tidbits as why does uncooked spaghetti snap generally... Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by E.Dickenson
The title of this book may lead one to believe it is a collection of essential general knowledge, but it's actually a collection of essays on interesting topics, most of which have... Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by J. Yasmineh
Should have been titled, "10 Essential Things, 70 Really Interesting Things, 10 Miscellaneous Comments You Didn't Know You Didn't Know plus 10 things you've probably already heard... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Isn't it obvious
It seems the author has finally exhausted the list of topics he covers so well in his other books. This is a good book for reading in the bathroom but not for much else. Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Astrotraveler