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This Explains Everything by John Brockman
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it was ok

I bought this book because I love learning about what we used to think about things that we now know are wrong. (see: "carrots help you see well in the dark") This book is not about that. (in my defense, I was in a hurry and needed new books while I was in India) The format of the book was a bit intimidating - essentially 150 short chapters, which made reading the book feel like quite a slog. Some of the essays were definitely interesting, but there was some repetition (for a while there it seemed like everyone wanted to pick natural selection :-) ), and some of them were way too long for the format.

Anyway, I think the book was decent, but I really didn't enjoy most of it while I was reading it.
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