Saturday, August 30, 2008

More Books

These titles from the August issue of Scientific American:

A Briefer History of Time
, by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Miodinow. We are told that this is a light version of Hawking's 1998 book of a similar name. I must say that I had trouble understanding the earlier book. Maybe I'll do better with this one.

Jacob's Legacy: A Genetic View of Jewish History
, by David B. Goldstein. Sounds like a perfect book for those interested in Jews, Genealogy and/or Genes. Or Africa. "Is an obscure South African Bantu group one of the lost tribes?" the reviewer asks.

Short review of these and other books in the review column of the magazine (scroll down).

2 comments:

Sean said...

the Illustrated Brief History of Time was much easier to read. the pictures helped, not least of all to break up the dense text.

Paul said...

Thanks, Sean!