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This should go for anything you read but goes doubly so for this book.
The problem is that Angier seems more interested in impressing her readers with her prose than in actually explaining her subject.
Writing about science is difficult, but writing about science well is a gift; one that this author possesses.
Loving this book, informative and the author makes it enjoyable! learning so much! I am in nursing school and really feel like she is giving me a better understanding of the basic... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jennifer Martinez
A marvelous book for anyone interested in science. Well written, and often humorous. The chapter on statistics alone is worth the price of the book.Published 23 days ago by Robert Krampf
I thought I was going to get the same retelling of every science book ever written, but I was surprised it wasn't. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roberto Leibman
boy oh boy. this really has split the jury.
so... i enjoyed it enormously. it takes the reader on a fabulous journey with a funny friend. Read more
Angier has written a useful and expansive book that just does not carry me. I don’t argue – much – with the content: she aptly explains the foundations of modern science from math... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dennis Mitton
I did not find this as fascinating as i thought it might be. Not for me, and I did not finish it.Published 5 months ago by Thomas S. Bowling
Author tries too be funny. Thought it would be more educational. This book was not terrible, just not that great.Published 6 months ago by A. Mason
I enjoyed the ideas in this book (though I really didn't learn anything new) and in general I liked that the author worked to make the science approachable. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shawn