Book Review: Better by Atul Gawande


Author: Atul Gawande Title: Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance Publication Info: BBC Audiobooks America ISBN: 9780792747260 Summary/Review: This book is a collection of essays about the need for excellence in medicine because the cost of even a small error may be fatal.  In the conclusion, Gawande makes suggestion on how the standards for being…

Book Review: 13 Things that Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks


Author: Michael Brooks Title: 13 Things that Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time Publication Info: New York : Doubleday, c2008. ISBN: 9780385520683 Summary/Review: This book is a collection of essays about scientific anomalies which are currently puzzling the scientific community.  I think Brooks is deliberately provocative in choosing these 13…