Business Physicist and Astronomer
Having read a number of these kind of books, I can say that they span a wide range of readability and technicality. This book is very readable, accessible. And, it's just technical enough to be interesting while explaining some pretty technical subjects such as the search for WIMPs.
The stories are great and hopefully will enhance the readers respect for scientific research.
A+ A lot of fun, very interesting and educational. That's a great read in my book.
WOW. I really enjoyed this book. It took a bit for me to get into it so I restarted several times. And each time through, I learned something and added to my understanding. This is not easy material but I am so glad it's not "dumbed down" here.
If you like science and want to understand quantum mechanics, and appreciate hearing about the heroes of scientific discovery---here's your book.
This one is tough. I learned a lot and enjoyed the book. If I learn, the book gets stars.
There is a lot of interesting stuff in this book and the writer has a lot of company in his rant against all the scientific resources going to "String Theory" which will probably never be proven true or false.
There is a bit of a taste of resentment in the writing. There's a disdain for those working in String Theory. Okay, that's his opinion. But at times it goes a little over the top.
I would only recommend this book if you are very, very interested in technical physics. Otherwise I don't think you'll enjoy it.
Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
Let me get the professor's voice and tone out of the way: Compared to more collected professors in the Great Courses, Professor David K. Johnson has a voice that could be considered annoying.
The good: He is well versed in complex ideas as well as pop culture, so expect plenty of examples from pop culture when explaining big questions regarding personal identity, free will, time travel, quantum mechanics and God.
I don't agree with many of his conclusions, but his enthusiasm kept me going to the end.