Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Science of Everything

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s seems like a good day to update the general science section of the website. So let’s check out this simple little book called “Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Science of Everything”. As you might guess from the title, it’s one of those simple and fun-to-read trivia books. So let’s see how it holds up.


Basic Info

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592577962
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592577965
  • Average Amazon Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #728,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


About the Author

Steve Miller (born July 31, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) is the grandson of poet and WBAL radio personality Dorothea Neale. He graduated from Reisterstown, Maryland’s Franklin Senior High School in 1968 after learning how to make chapbooks as editor of the school’s literary magazine, Junto. He has written a variety of books of various genre including science fiction, fantasy, crime and some self-development books.


Short Review
Why doesn’t stomach acid dissolve the stomach itself? Why are there more tornados in the Midwest than on the coast?  Such and similar 200 questions are answered in the book, shedding some light on the science behind them. This guide addresses questions in every major branch of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and cosmology. In a sense it’s like a science trivia book, which answers a variety of interesting science-related questions. All in all, the book does it’s job well, and, having in mind its cheap price, I would recommend it for fans of science trivia.


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