Though Turney means for the book to provide a refutation of Creationism (which he feels has no place in scientific discourse or education), he limits his engagement with the issue to the introduction and epilogue, wisely letting his subject matter speak for itself.
If you enjoy enlightening and surprising books like Malcolm Gladwell's "Tipping Point" and "Blink," Cordelia Fines' "A Mind of Its Own" and Michael Leavitt's "Freakonomics," you may find this little book to be an eye opening and entertaining look at how scientists have figured out when things happened.After the first two chapters, this book get really interesting.The first two chapters are about how the different calendars used throughout history are synchronized and whether King Arthur actually existed. But once we get into science (as opposed to history) things get interesting.For example, the chapter on the Shroud of Turin was great and the way tree rings can be used to date things is fascinating. Instead, this book talks about the stories surrounding various scientific controversies.I want to know about why these methods work, their limitations and when they should be used. The book is subtitled: The Science of When Things Happened." Overall, though, it is quite interesting.
This book covers the details of determining the age of everything from manucripts and archeological findings to the Earth and stars."We can't afford to put a ,000 tub in a house in Fountain Square yet."Each renovation project requires an average of an 0,000-0,000 investment from the pair.The two are penny pinchers and even joked about the fact that they can't yet afford proper Port-a-Potties on their project sites yet. "I'm still deeply in debt."They didn't learn about real estate or construction by handing their projects over to pros—their experiences comes from years of hard work.When they first started, they didn't get anything from the network or big brands, but that changed later in the season."We did receive a couple of products that were integrated later—not from the network, from brands—things we would never have been able to afford," Mina told Indy Star.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.