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The Universe in the Rearview Mirror by Dave Goldberg
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A great book, if you want to get a good overview of the current state of thinking about quantum mechanics and relativity and how to unify them, without the use of maths! It is based on understanding symmetry and why the various symmetries give rise to conservation laws, and how symmetry breaking gives rise to the world we can see around us.

Well written and an easy read, it is recent enough to include the Higgs boson and it managed to explain why the Higgs mass was not well known before particle was found. Dave Goldberg is a fan of supersymmetry (SUSY) - and so was I, but the last two years (2013) has ruled it out even more. Let's hope that the LHC gets us a bit further down the road.

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