Thursday, August 7, 2008
For all you sciencey types, I thought I would share a little gem. I have what may be the best 'bathroom reader' for geeks. Eurekas and Euphorias by Walter Gratzer (ISBN: 0198-60940-X) is a great collection of short tales covering the antics, personalities, and accidental discoveries in the traditional scientific fields (physics, biology, chemistry). Each 1 to 5 page story is like a peek into the lab of a Nobel Laureate in another time. The ridiculously inflated language serves the book greatly, as most of the tales come from times when formal writing was prevalent, making the reader feel even more 'in' on the joke.
Grab a copy! You'll love it. (Prices)