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The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next
I first came across The Trouble with Physics when Richard mentioned Manny's excellent review in a comment on my review of The Elegant Universe. I left ...more
Mar 19, 2011
May 06, 2009
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
AN INTRODUCTION BY WAY OF HYPERBOLIC SENTIMENT: The Elegant Universe is "The Bible" of superstring theory[*:].

I close the covers of The Elegant Univer
May 05, 2009
Apr 30, 2008
How the Universe Got Its Spots : Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
You might have come across Janna Levin's How the Universe Got Its Spots the same way that I did—by seeing it show up in io9's "20 Science Books Every ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Apr 30, 2008
A Brief History of Time
Hawking is probably the most well-known physicist of the 20th/21st century. In many ways he is probably iconic of 20th century science—the shell of a ...more
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Almost five-stars. For someone like me (i.e., a layperson that has no background in physics whatsoever), this is a great introduction to the mysteriou ...more
May 27, 2010
Apr 30, 2008
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