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My husband and I loved the Quarks one so we confidently pre-ordered the books ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2017
My husband and I loved the Quarks one so we confidently pre-ordered the books on Thermodynamics and Quantum Physics. After all that excited anticipation, both turned out to be *huge* disappointments. The Quarks book is packed with scientific information (see my review there); the narrative in this one is a joke. I am returning both this and the Quantum Physics one (which has an even more vacuous narrative). I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1 for two reasons: 1) the illustrations are still good even if the writing is weak; 2) I want to encourage the author to keep trying with this series -- the Quarks one was ingeniously done and i believe Spiro has the ability to do an improved second edition on Thermodynamics and Quantum Physics.