This reads very much like the thesis from which it seems to have been derived. It is not an easy ready, and feels overly repetitious, and even a little stuctureless. A “question-and-answer” chapter didn’t work particularly well. There were also far too many exclamation marks! and analogies that even the author confesses to not being particularly valid.
Nonetheless, it is a useful introduction to the science of chlorofluorocarbons and the ozone layer, and contains interesting discussions on the philosophy of science; particularly approaches to Popperian falsification that will require a revisit to The Logic of Scientific Discover and Conjectures and Refutations The Growth of Scientific Knowledge – – just as well I had them pencilled in for this year! A chapter on scientific consensus was also interesting, and provided references for further reading.
So – a book with some areas of interest for those with an eye to philosophy of science, a useful introduction to the science, but a text that could have used tighter editing, I feel.