Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book Review: Brilliant Blunders

Brilliant Blunders is the latest book from scientist and author Mario Livio. Borrowing from the description on Goodreads, "drawing on the lives of five renowned scientists, Mario Livio shows how even these geniuses made major mistakes and how their errors were an essential part of the process of achieving scientific breakthroughs."

Unfortunately, I cannot rate this book or give it a proper review. I read 25% through and it just wasn't for me. It was a bit too in depth for me. I requested this book from NetGalley because I love science, however I'm definitely an amateur in my knowledge, whereas this book would be better suited for perhaps a reader with a collegiate scientific background. This one will be a DNF (did not finish) for me, for now. I hope to feel inspired to pick it up again one day. I do hate to leave books unfinished. My being able to not finish it, in no way reflects on the authors ability to write a very educated book on the lives, studies, theories, and the mistakes of the scientists depicted in Brilliant Blunders. But, like I said, if I had a more intense knowledge of science and a scholarly interest in this subject this book would have been great.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book courtesy of NetGalley and Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

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