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Tour of Basics of Science struck me as smug    (2012-11-28)
I found the tone of this book pretentious. Angier begins by decrying the average American's state of scientific ignorance, but the subtext seems to be, "And look at me and how clever I am!" The apparent goal of the book is to provide a well-written, basic introduction to science for the intelligent...
Flawed but Good   (2010-05-18)
Overall, this is a good layman's introduction to the major concepts of the primary sciences - physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy. The book has a bibliography for further reading and the author's passion for her subject is obvious.
The main weakness of the book is the overabundance of...