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Offline Angie Yates

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Science Books to read?
« on: 20/02/2006 13:02:56 »
Anyone recommend general interest human science books to read?

I've just read 'Classic Case Studies in Psychology' by Dr Geoff Rolls published by Hodder ARNOLD[/b] ISBN: 0 340 88692 7 .  Really good accessible read about unbelievable but true life stories.  Can anyone recommend any other 'easy access' science books for the general reader?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2006 15:08:18 »
i did this a while a go i would set up a link but well dont know how. Do a search for books and my name theres only one thread with books as the title

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« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2006 16:23:53 »
THIS is an excellent read...not heavy reading at all and just about covers everything....hence the title...and it's written in an entertaining way.....buy it !!

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« Reply #3 on: 20/02/2006 16:38:43 »
I suggest Bill Bryson's "a short history of nearly everything" :-

"" Book Description:
The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time and space to introduce us to the world, the universe and everything.

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'Bryson promises to make geology, chemistry and even particle physics fun and understandable. Move over Stephen Hawking.' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The Times - Peter Atkins
'This most enjoyable of books ... A travelogue of science, with a witty, engaging, and well-informed guide.' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The Sunday Times - John Cornwell
'Impressive in his terse concreteness ... Hugely readable and never obfuscating.' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Scotsman
'Lucid, thoughtful and, above all, entertaining.' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.  ""
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0552997048/reviews/202-2979896-4891836

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« Reply #4 on: 20/02/2006 18:56:46 »
...good call ROBERT...clicking on the word 'THIS ' in my above post takes you to the very book you also recommend... http://www.randomhouse.com/features/billbryson/bb_title/display.pperl?isbn=9780767908184

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« Reply #5 on: 21/02/2006 01:03:56 »
oh great yet another dig at us less fortunates!!!!!!!
any one givving reading lessons [:o)]

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« Reply #6 on: 22/02/2006 10:38:02 »
Sorry Neilep,
I did read your post, but I thought "THIS is an excellent read" referred to the psychology book mentioned by Angie Yates.
« Last Edit: 22/02/2006 10:38:28 by ROBERT »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 22/02/2006 11:59:18 »
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Originally posted by ROBERT

Sorry Neilep,
I did read your post, but I thought "THIS is an excellent read" referred to the psychology book mentioned by Angie Yates.



Absolutely no apology needed...I should have made it more obvious..YOU are a wealth of information here Robert...many thanks :)

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« Reply #8 on: 24/02/2006 12:37:14 »
Although I enjoyed the Bryson book, I highly recommend John Gribbin's book "Science A History". It also covers a history of everything but is not quite so brief.  It still manages to be an easy read though.

http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_0140297413,00.html [nofollow]



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