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sockmonkey828 has commented on (2) products.

E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

sockmonkey828, January 19, 2009

I was captivated by this book. Not only were questions that I'd had answered in an easily understood manner, but fascinating questions I'd never considered were posed and their answers entertainingly described. The people, personalities and drama within the fields of mathematics and physics was engrossing. Hollywood types should take note of the potential motion picture material!
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State of Fear by Michael Crichton
State of Fear

sockmonkey828, January 19, 2009

Have you ever continued to read a book believing that "Surely, it's going to get better."? Let me save you some time and suggest that you read only the En Route chapter of section VI and the author's notes of this book. What's my beef with "State of Fear"? Contrived situations, ridiculous dialogue, and cardboard characters for starters. The underlying message that we need to be diligent in scrutinizing the interplay of governments, corporations, media, and research institutions is one that needs to be at the forefront of all Americans' thought processes. Using global warming as the vehicle to deliver the message in this book should have been intriguing. Alas, by the time I got to the last page all I felt was relief that I'd finished.
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