Individual sections of this are quite good, and valuable reading for anyone who might find themselves debating crazy people about the nature of the Bermuda Triangle. Taken as a whole, though, it eventually becomes fairly tiresome, as most such books do in the end.
Or should water's original positions in the world (Canada has the most, and the Middle East very little) be respected?
Franklin's x-ray photos of DNA were called "among the most beautiful...of any substance ever taken," but why was her vital role in the discovery of its helical structure overlooked until now?
"We sit on the precipice of war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq because once, many millennia ago, we realized that what we feared most was falling out of a tree."