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Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs by Joe Schwarcz
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This book is a good and easy read. Schwartz clearly knows his science. The overall point he makes about science being a process of uncovering new incremental discoveries is a great idea which cannot be emphasized enough. What left me wanting more, though, was that he rarely described the evidence science has to back up its claims. In an effort to reach the general public, he leaves out the details that makes science what it is: a continual quest for knowledge of how the universe works. I wanted less scientific facts and more description of how we know what we know.
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April 11, 2010 – Shelved
July 15, 2012 – Started Reading
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: my-library
July 15, 2012 –
page 65
21.96%
August 7, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 9, 2012 –
page 296
100.0%

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