Sunday, 17 May 2009

book: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

Explores how science was understood and developed by the people working in it.
What their mindset/thinking was and what were the big changes and which were the accidential(and misinterpreted) discoveries and missed opportunities.
A good meditation upon good scientific method :)

He succeds admirably with the goal of finding proper, not superficial (and hence satisfying) explainations.
Good book. Enjoyable read.

This is my Mum's book.She has a note in it about Kuala Lumpur.

I'm trying to catch up on recording books I've read.


waider said...

I was reading this at a bus stop when a coworker arrived. He asked what I was reading, so I held it up to allow him to see the cover, upon which he asked me, "what's it about?"

gaoithe said...

I guess he wasn't paying attention :-)

And speaking of cows,
Male cows are not called cows!
And they don't have udders!
With reference to:
Sheeesh. Otis the COW? :-o