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The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next
3.97
it was amazing
This is possibly the best physics book I've ever read. Most physics books acknowledge that there are certain unknowns such as dark matter or certain a ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
3.75
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. In a world where most geographical frontiers have already been explored it's inspiring to read about the wild west of scie ...more
Sep 12, 2008
Sep 13, 2008
 
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
3.99
it was amazing
The premise of the book is that science doesn't progress by the cumulative addition of knowledge, but instead advances by major shifts in paradigms th ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
4.11
it was amazing
I started this book hoping to get a basic understanding of the Theory of Relativity. I got that, and much, much more. I can't remember ever having rea ...more
Oct 09, 2009
Sep 10, 2009
 
The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
4.09
really liked it
There is a point in the expanding universe where things are moving away from us at the speed of light. Since nothing can exceed the speed of light, we ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
4.18
liked it
I didn't enjoy this one as much as George's Secret Key to the Universe, but it wasn't bad. Max enjoyed it and, like the last one, it got him asking qu ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
A Brief History of Time
4.13
really liked it
Not nearly as good as The Fabric of the Cosmos, but still a good overview of time, space and the thinkers who've begun to untangled them.
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
 
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
4.29
it was amazing
None
Jun 22, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
 
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
4.11
really liked it
None
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
 
Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
3.98
liked it
None
Jul 04, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
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