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Fine, if you like a series of short biographies
on April 14, 2014
This book somewhat cleverly sets the limits on what comprises "The Age of Radiance" by offering up short bios on the scientists who discovered the various forms of radiation, beginning with the X-Ray and then into the Curies and those that followed. Each is so short that you learn little about the technology or the humans involved, but it does make for a fairly quick review of the chronology of physics in the last 100+ years for those who might need such an education. I suppose that those raised on academic books have learned to enjoy footnotes and a large part of the end of a book being devoted to answering those footnotes, but I could have done without all those research aspects and with a few more facts on this vital era of physics.