Book 63: The 4 Percent Universe by Richard Panek

Finished reading August 11, 2013

Rating 6/10

This is another one in the long line of books dealing with the story of cosmology, how scientists discovered the dark matter and dark energy, how they tried to determine the value of the Hubble constant and find out how old the Universe is. It also tells about the different methods and objects that the scientists used for getting all the necessary data.

In general the idea of the book is good. However it got a bit too rushed and difficult to understand who did what when it dealt with the supernovae measurements and the two teams that were racing each other (Both ended up with the same Nobel prize).

Otherwise it was okay, not too fancy and thrilling though :).