Sunday, March 20, 2011

Book Recommendation

Sunnier today, though I worked all weekend (Friday-Saturday here). The beach had to wait 'till late afternoon:

But there, I finished an excellent book: Thomas Hager's The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler (2009), about the invention of the fixed-nitrogen process. Great history-of-science and cultural history; besides the invention, it explains why Chile was so strongly left-of-center.

1 comment:

O Bloody Hell said...

For anyone wondering what the heck he's talking about, it's the Haber Bosch Process