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Is there anything that you think is a must read book on some aspect of science? It should be something written for the average reader, not something written by a physicist for other physicists.

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Is there anything that you think is a must read book on some aspect of science? It should be something written for the average reader, not something written by a physicist for other physicists.

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I know it's old----but I think it still is relevant.

The Way Things Work Hardcover – October 24, 1988
by David Macaulay (Author)

I loved that book. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/The-Things-Work-David-Macaulay/dp/0395428572"]click here[/ame]

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
An Educational Comedy
By A Customer on March 21, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The Way Things Work by David MacAulay is an encyclopedia of technology hidden in a children's book. The illustrations are designed to encapsulate each description for children, but the text is fashioned in such a way that both the child and the adult can glean differing levels of understanding from it. The aspect of humor is used to make the information more palatable, and was one of the most endearing parts of the book. One of the best features of this book is its exceptional illustrations done in pen and ink involving cavemen and woolly mammoths. I was expecting to buy a juvenille explanation of simplistic household objects and got a book that I repeatedly borrowed from its recipient to read for myself (much to his chagrin). I was quite impressed and would reccomend this book to anyone looking to purchase an in-depth "But Why?" book for a youngster or an enjoyable plain-english technology manual for adults.
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