Scientifica Historica font cover
Scientifica Historica front cover.

Ivy Press
October 1, 2019
6 x 9 in., 272 pages, 320 illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-7824-0878-9

As a one-time member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Northern California Book Reviewers group, I have done quite a few book reviews over the years, but never have I been so tempted to simply reduce spread after spread as I have with Brian Clegg’s Scientifica Historica. This book is simply visually brilliant. The selection of images as superb, they are beautifully printed on quality paper, and the layout is excellent. Unfortunately, the text does not match the visual content in excellence.