Monday, February 7, 2011

Book Review - Moments in Science #3

Moments in Science #3, or 'Munching Maggots, Noah's Flood & TV Heart Attacks', by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki collects in one place some of the odder or less well known facts discovered by science; like whether running in the rain is better than walking if you want to stay dry, or how maggots can help us fight disease. The book also clears up some persistent myths about astrology, and whether CPR will help you once your heart flatlines, like it does in Hollywood movies. There are also musings on space travel, information about why brocoli is good for you and just about everything you could ever want to know about coffee. (And that last part isn't even hyperbole). The book is as entertaining as it is informative, which means plentiful helpings of both.