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This book is now rather dated because science moves quickly but I keep it on my book shelf because I recall it as accessible, informative and enjoyable, A good mix when presenting highly complex topics. Once I've retired and have more spare time on my hands this would be a book I'd revisit. I find lots of my own notes throughout the book so it clearly captivated me at that time. Not something I would have predicted for myself as school turned me off science very early, Such a shame.
Robert Matthews is a visiting lecturer in science at Aston University, in Birmingham, England. He has published pioneering research in fields ranging from code-breaking to predicting coincidences, and won the internationally renowned Ig Nobel Prize in Physics for his studies of Murphy’s Law, including the reason why toast so often lands butter-side down. An award-winning science writer, he has con ...moreMore about Robert Matthews...