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Do Sparrows Like Bach?: The Strange and Wonderful Things that Are Discovered When Scientists Break Free
Science tells us grand things about the universe: how fast light travels, and why stones fall to earth. But scientific endeavor goes far beyond these obvious foundations. There are some fields we don`t often hear about because they are so specialized, or turn out to be dead ends. Yet researchers have given hallucinogenic drugs to blind people (seriously), tried to weigh th ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by Pegasus Books
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I love usually love books that combine humor and science, but this book is funny without being very informative. Too many of the ideas were treated glibly, when they deserved more attention & explanation. The format was like a long list of briefly described inventions and ideas, with mocking comments by the author(s).
I was hoping for a more in-depth book of science. Instead, I got one paragraph to several pages of explanation on a subject, then was whisked on to another. Snippets of articles from the New Scientist magazine. Enjoyable if you only had five minutes or less to read about a subject, but worthless for any depth.