This covers a lot of ground, but gives fun details for those who are interested in more than just a smattering of information. I think he does a greatThis covers a lot of ground, but gives fun details for those who are interested in more than just a smattering of information. I think he does a great job with the story telling, a skill that is obviously lacking in modern society. This should be required reading in high schools so that students get a sense of the current understanding of our place in the universe. ...more

The stories in this book accurately describe how people can be a nobel prize winning physicist and still in his own way define the word "Cool". GreatThe stories in this book accurately describe how people can be a nobel prize winning physicist and still in his own way define the word "Cool". Great read!...more

Singh has a unique writing style that makes the most complex scientific and mathematical ideas accessible to people outside that field. Fascinating hiSingh has a unique writing style that makes the most complex scientific and mathematical ideas accessible to people outside that field. Fascinating history of the development of Cosmology and the way that this field shapes our understanding of the universe and ourselves. ...more

A great history of number theory that illuminates the lives of many mathematicians who all too often are simply names attached to equations in collegeA great history of number theory that illuminates the lives of many mathematicians who all too often are simply names attached to equations in college classrooms. This brings people like Fermat and Gauss to life! The thesis of the book culminates with a solution to the 300 year old plus theory that shows that genius undeniably exists in the present day. ...more

Great book! A thorough history of the science, and later political forces that developed and used the atomic bomb. In depth discussions of the personaGreat book! A thorough history of the science, and later political forces that developed and used the atomic bomb. In depth discussions of the personalities that came into play including Niels Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer, and more. It is hard to find this much history packed into one place. ...more