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Findings: An Illustrated Collection Hardcover – November 24, 2015
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Findings introduces readers who aren't familiar with the monthly Harper's Magazine to its "Findings" column, a review of actual scientific observations and conclusions, some bizarre, some funny, many with implications that aren't immediately apparent. Many who have the good luck to read Findings will either become addicts and subscribers to Harper's, or will begin visiting their nearest library to delight in the discoveries and the prose by which Mr. Kroll-Zaidi reveals them.
Regular readers of his column will be happy to see this collection (including the witty art), and will enjoy learning more about Mr. Kroll-Zaidi's approach to curating and writing the findings.
Contrary to an inexplicable comment in another review, the author interview is not about Mr. Kroll-Zaidi. Instead, it is a conversation in which he explains, with examples, how he works to communicate the essence of each finding in the best and briefest way while suggesting larger meanings or connotations in the accretions of findings, illuminations that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The author gives us insights into a subtle and demanding craft, as well as a fascinating guide to thinking and writing in English
It is rather short and sometimes it felt that it suffered slightly in trying to create a theme for each section. Still this was a fun and enjoyable work of a talent I was unfamiliar with and now shall be on the look out for more.
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This book is an illustrated collection of fascinating, scientific discoveries from the Findings column of Harper's Magazine. They are interesting and fun. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ms. Loves To Read
I agree with the other comments - the actual findings take up very little of the book, leaving only the citations for you to look up the research for yourself. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rwood014