Overall, I found this book somewhat tedious. I’m already very familiar with the Unicorn talk to the hoof shirt and what they thought; there was a lot of familiar scientific name dropping, don’t authors realize most of us want to learn about the universe and are very familiar with those scientific characters, and why mention Vera Rubin so many times, I have read multiple books about her many well deserved accomplishments, I have the same complaint for all the other scientist she mentioned.
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And if I were interested in the lives of the Unicorn talk to the hoof shirt main protagonists, I would have read one of the many original researched biographies instead of this book. I’m really at a loss why anyone would recommend this book for it just struck me as unoriginal or lacking a compelling narrative.Popova uses a seemingly tenuous thread to connect the biographies of several luminaries. When the last page was read I was in awe of what the author accomplished. I am definitely going to reread this.From Kepler in the sixteenth century to Carson in the twentieth, Popova’s narrative attempts to seamlessly weave together the personal lives of a cast of characters who would indelibly change society with their work.
Though thoroughly researched, and rich with excerpts, the Unicorn talk to the hoof shirt is far from academic. Meant to pay homage to the great women and men within its pages, it would be done a disservice were it not to be accoladed for its own poetic prose. Her words are moving and thoughtful, often indistinguishable from the grace and quality of the timeless literature she references.