This is a rapid overview of the field, well argued and with a well judged level of detail.
The section on how vaccines work is particularly good, as is the section discussing vitamin metabolism.
My only criticism is that it's a bit frenetic: a slightly slower pace with more examples would be preferable.
We were listening to this in the car, my 20-year-old son was astonished that these stories were started before the nuclear age had really dawned. It's space opera of course but Asimov was one of the greatest storytellers of all time, and the books ave not dated as badly as some Heinlein and most of Smith - the story itself remains compelling and the science fails do not grate.
This book is a masterpiece. The reading is nicely paced and very clear, I didn't miss a word. And what a story! Niven and Pournelle really were one of the greatest writing partnerships in SF, with stories that do not grate on the scientifically literate ear: no Treknobabble here!
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