Has one of favorite science writers, Peter D. Ward, gone too far with his speculation about The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps? My recent book review says yes.
A story on NPR this morning reminded me of a delightful book that I reviewed several years ago, Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America With Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti. I’ll reproduce the review here, or you can read it on my Science Shelf website.
But I also highly recommend the NPR story to bring you up to date on what has happened since Mr. Paterniti drove Einstein’s Brain along with Thomas Harvey, the eccentric pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Einstein and then kept the brain for himself (and posterity), across the country from Princeton to Berkeley to deliver the brain to Einstein’s granddaughter.
Stay tuned for book reviews of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz and The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Polar Caps by Peter D. Ward.
I will post reviews here after they appear in major metropolitan newspapers.