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MannyRayner

Manny Rayner's book reviews

I love reviewing books - have been doing it at Goodreads, but considering moving here.

Currently reading

The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution
Richard Dawkins
R in Action
Robert Kabacoff
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
Douglas R. Hofstadter
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
Harold McGee
Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
Simon Evnine
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
Christopher M. Bishop
Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology
Richard C. Tolman
The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten

The Lives of Einstein

The Lives of Einstein - Fiami Impulse buy this morning at the CERN gift shop: Einstein visits six important moments in the history of science, in cartoon form. The running gag is that Einstein's name is always adapted to the period, so he starts off as Enalithos in Ancient Greece, then becomes Al-Berteinstein in 9th century Baghdad, etc.

There are many good science jokes: the authors, whoever they are, appear to know a lot about the subject. Maybe a collection of CERN physicists who've teamed up with an illustrator? If anyone knows, please tell me!