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Strange Matters: Undiscovered Ideas at the Frontiers of Time and Space

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Twentieth-century physics was a long, strange trip indeed. Stranger still is what might lie ahead. In this startling book, science writer Tom Siegfried takes us into a weird world of quark nuggets, selectrons, quintessence, and quantum cosmology and introduces us to some of the most imaginative ideas being batted about by scientists today, from funny energy to mirror ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published March 2nd 2004 by Berkley Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Dawn Ross
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Strange Matters by Tom Siegfried was a great read. I only have a basic understanding of theoretical physics, so some of it was over my head. But Siegfried did a good job of making it as understandable as possible. And his analogies and wit made it fun.

This non-fiction book outlines what is currently known about physics and cosmology, then dives into what is theorized. And what is theorized is truly bizarre. This exploratory journey takes us into the elusive dark matter and dark energy,
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Steve Horton
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quite lucid for a book on particle physics.
Josh
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Challenging to get into, this book throws out a great deal of unfamiliar vocabulary in the first few chapters but tends to pick up towards the middle. I struggled to get into the writing style but the ideas are fascinating, even if so few of them can possibly reflect the reality of our universe.
Darwin Lau
Finally a book on string theory, relativity, extra dimensions beyond spacetime, etc. in terms that I could understand!
Mike Bruce
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great book to read about the mystery of dark matter.
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