Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Fifth Book

My fifth and final choice is the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. For those who are unfamiliar with it, it is a 2600 page volume of scientific tables. It has taken centuries to compile this information. And while the layman might not be interested in the melting point of lead or the density of sodium chloride, the information in this book will help a civilization accelerate the process of scientific discovery.


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