Chris Exley, a professor of inorganic biochemistry, has many talents. Not only does he conduct important research on aluminum, but in his book, "Imagine You Are an Aluminum Atom: Discussions With Mr. Aluminum," Exley communicates the importance of his research findings in language non-scientists can easily digest — and he even manages to entertain the reader along the way.
Throughout his book, Exley shares anecdotes about his collaborations with clinicians and scientists from all over the world. He sprinkles references to Shakespeare, history, music and politics throughout, and he even throws in a little charming Britspeak for good measure.
The book is so entertaining that even though I started it at the end of a long work week, I found myself reluctant to put it down, even for much-needed sleep.
As a pediatrician interested in vaccine injuries, I have followed Exley's work since 2005. Still, I learned new and important information reading this book. The most relevant chapters for me were about the effects of aluminum in pregnancy and the effects of aluminum in vaccines.