Two New Books for Fun

govindjee gov at life.uiuc.edu
Sun Jul 30 13:31:21 EST 2000


Dear friends:

Recently, I have read two books (1) Like Clockwork-an unfinished 
story by David Walker; and (2) the Music of Sunlight by Wilbert Veit 
(a dentist by profession). They are both great fun for students, 
teachers and faculty members.

	"Like Clockwork" is in the tradition of the earlier fun book 
by David Walker "Plants, Energy and Man". The new book explains 
basics of physics and chemistry behind photosynthesis at a level that 
makes reading a pleasure. Exciting quotations, pictures and personal 
touch are great. Please see information on obtaining a copy of this 
great book at David's Web site: http://www.daw.exl.co.uk/oxygraphics/ 
(The book  is already available in CD format also).

	"The Music of Sunlight" is an engaging, exciting experience 
as it is a novel in which a "child" becomes an electron and goes into 
a leaf. The exciting molecular adve nture is fun for all ages. I am 
sure most of you will have fun and enjoy reading it.
Dr. Veit has brought to us  a novel that I could call "photosynthesis 
for fun for all ages, but without knowing it". Hard copies are to 
become available soon, but the ~100-page novel is available at the 
following web page: <http://www.molecadv.com>. It is hard to put this 
book down after you have started reading it.

Govindjee
July 30, 2000
2401 South Boudreau
Urbana,IL 61801-6655, USA







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