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How Mad Can Science Get,
This review is from: Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World (Hardcover)
The most fascinating book of the year is Mad Science (ASIN 978-0-316-20819-2 Mad Science hardcover $19.99 edited by Randy Alfred.)
This is a must for scientists, technicians, students and even--or maybe especially--science fiction buffs. The book lists what happened in science and technology (as well as science-connected historical events) for every day of the year. January 1 is notable for the first day of the Gregorian Calendar, replacing the old Julian calendar. The Julian was celebrated in Russia through 1918 which means the Soviets celebrated the October revolution in November. And oh, yeah, at the bottom of the page editor Randy Alfred tells us aspirin in tablet form showed up on Janujary 1, 1915.
Harvard and IBM dedicated the Mark 1 computer August 7, 1944, the electric motor started up November 27, 1834. Science fiction fans have the date memorized but for those who haven't, the first episode of "Star Trek was broadcast September 8, 1966 (live long and prosper, Captain Kirk!)
A facinating book to browse through.