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The Universe

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
With a witty and accessible style Osborne leads us on a historical and informative journey through the philosophies of the universe including the importance of telescopes, mathematics and relativity theory and ending with contemporary mind-expanding concepts such as the reversibility of time and parallel universes.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 21st 2009 by Chartwell Books (first published 2003)
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Sep 15, 2012 Daphne rated it really liked it
Liked it a lot, though I feel it needs a reprint with a couple more chapters of updates. Lots of new research since 2007. What I liked the most was the author's writing style and sense of humour, it was like reading a scientific Terry Pratchett.
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Jun 18, 2013 Jussi Kenkkilä rated it liked it
The religion bashing (especially of Catholicism) was too much even for an atheist like me. Also, knowing anything about the theological and philosophical thinking of Newton would have made him less of an enigma as presented here.
Feb 22, 2015 Sambasivan rated it really liked it
Written with a lot of humour and with a view to simplifying the various theories. In some places it looks oversimplified. Otherwise a fine book.
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