Pratchett, Terry; Stewart, Ian; Cohen, Jack -- The Science of Discworld 2: The Globe

Sequel to the only "The Science of..." book I've ever read (or wanted to read). Pratchett is cheerfully willing to put his characters through (the usual) absurd escapades in order to demonstrate points about science, evolution, history, and consciousness. And he can pull the gimmick off without it even seeming contrived, dammit. Not written on a level where I learned anything new (or expected to), but I'm pleased I read it.

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