Books that changed my life : Balan Mahadevan
By Meera Manu
24th September 2012 12:00 AM
Wildlife photographer Balan Madhavan has a special affection for one among the many books in his collection. American author Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, which has an arresting narrative technique is his favourite.
As the name indicates, the book brings several scientific facts in a way “it has to be narrated” to the reader. “The manner in which the author has presented the facts with a mix of humour is wonderful. This technique helps the reader to understand and remember them in a better way. Though I have read this book many times, I love reading it again and again whenever I find time,” says Madhavan.
“The book is a quest to find out about everything that has happened since the Big Bang to the rise of civilisation. Those who find science as just another boring subject may thumb through this book and have a delightful read,” Madhavan concludes.
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