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Chemistry by Martin S. Silberberg
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bookshelves: edification, scientific
Read from June 12 to July 29, 2012

It's a chemistry book, what could there be to say?

While I found it hard to focus too long on the content, it 50/50 between the subject matter and how it was presented in the book. At times, I found it somewhat interesting, but that was mostly due to content and not the writing.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "It's a textbook, bestselling novel." However, as one who enjoys non-fiction often more than fiction, I can tell you science, history, math, etc. don't have to be boring. In fact, it's often riveting and I wonder how much effort they put in to make it dull as dirt.

On the other hand, I used this text for two consecutive courses in one summer - 24 chapters in two months, and as the poor professor struggled to get through everything in record breaking speed, I discovered without the information gleaned from reading the chapters in advance, I would have been hopelessly lost. So while dully written, it is informative.

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