Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Einstein's Refrigerator...

Author: Steve Silverman

Title: Einstein’s Refrigerator and other Tales from the Flip Side of History
Description: This book is made up of columns from Silverman’s website called Useless Information. As a high school science teacher, he wanted to be able to catch his students' attention. He started finding historical/science tidbits of information and putting them on his blog. They’re collected here in this book.  
Source: It was free for Kindle.
Writing style: The individual chapters are short and interesting, but there are no connections between them.
Audience: High school students probably would enjoy this book, as would people who enjoy picking up trivia here and there.
Major ideas: There’s a lot we don’t know about science history that we might be surprised to know.

Wrap-up: This book was entertaining while I was on the treadmill. 3/5*

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