A couple of reviews, an offer, and a mystery regarding How to Teach Physics to Your Dog:
- A review at suite101 that went up a while ago, but I somehow missed in the vanity search. It’s a nice, detailed review, and if I had to pick a pull quote it would probably be: “You can be prepared for a good scientific romp throughout Orzel’s How to Teach Physics to Your Dog. Thinking like a dog is a big help.”
- Scott at a physics teaching blog has a more recent review: “I often pick up books and don’t bother finishing them. This book kept pulling me back to discover what oddity was next. I knew about the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics and I’ve never felt like it made sense. In the book I learned about the “many worlds” interpretation. While they have the same outcomes, they take different paths at understanding superposition. I’m not sure any of it really makes sense, but the book does a real nice job bringing quantum mechanics down to the science minded lay person.”
The mystery: Monday morning, the sales rank tracker saw the ranking shoot up into the triple digits again, and I have no idea why. Googling for the book title doesn’t turn up any new mentions in major news sources or blogs. I’m not complaining, mind, but I’m puzzled. If anybody knows what happened Sunday or Monday to cause a bunch of people to go buy my book at Amazon, I’d love to know what it was.
And that’s what I’ve got for now.