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What you will find if you buy this book is the following: short texts about different scientific themes (not very scientific texts though.. more short opinions) and an illustration that kinda corresponds to it, but doesnt help its explanation. What I expexted was a visualisation of the scientific topic or phenomenon with the illustration and some science based informational texts. Thats not what this is sadly. The book is not all bad though. The texts are nicely written and the illustrations are beautiful.
Don't judge a book by its cover. Because if you do you'll look at this book and, much like I did, expect the illustrations to be more explanatory, much like you'd see in science textbooks. However, the artwork is more like what you'd see hanging in a coffee house. The artists seem to have done more artistic interpretations of the concepts. Some of the work is very nice, but much of it is mediocre. That's unfortunate because the actual information from a bevy of scientists is very accessible to the layperson. If only the art had aided that accessibility!
I was expecting the illustrations to actually help understand the questions, and for the answers to, you know, answer the questions. Unfortunately the words are super-tiny, and the illustrations are, well, abstract. And in many cases the answers did not actually answer the questions, just explained the premise. So, not that helpful actually.
I enjoy books on science, but this one is mediocre. The "questions" it answers are done very briefly and the answers often boil down to "no one knows" with some theories given. The art work sometimes is interesting but often adds little to the understanding or the enjoyment of the topic.