Subtitled ‘Everything you ever learned at school but have long since forgotten’, this book attempts to remind you of all those little facts, theories etc that you learnt back in the days of O levels and GCSEs.
It’s broken down into twelve subject areas, covering everything you would expect.. from English Lit to Music, Geography to Physics. The Periodic Table is in there, along with the side view of an eye, plus that diagram we all learnt.. how to wire a plug!
Each chapter covers approx 25 pages, and is broken down into small diagrams, facts, or comments. Obviously it can’t cover a whole curriculum, so the author has tried to focus on particular areas.. some I certainly remembered, others I didn’t. However, this is to be expected, as it covers a range of topics, and time range.
This is a book to dip in and out of.. I enjoyed remembering those forgotten facts and issues, and also learning a few new ones. I haven’t yet read every page, so it’s a book that I will keep going back to.
Published by Think Books, part of panmacmillan
£12.99 Hardback 17/10/08