This book helps to fill in some of the details surrounding the evolution of cosmology to its current model. While the future of that model is rather bleak, it will certainly take far longer than we can imagine to get to that point. Of course, we can always take comfort in the fact that the cosmological model has been changing quite rapidly over the past century, and it shows no sign of stopping...
This book made me think a lot. I am by no means a scientist but it was easy to understand and it really forces you to think about the big question... "why".
No, not at all.
All general public-oriented physics editions - obvious reasons.
I did not like the reading pace. I liked however the intonation pitches at important moments.
Great to get up to speed if you have already knowledge in the subject matter of Physics.
No this is my first one..I like to see him in Interviews.
hard to answer...don't know.
That I really don't know much about quantum physics. lol
Michio Kaku is a rarity: a scientist who can take the most complicated theories and somehow let the layman without any scientific training at all understand them. His style is easy and engaging, well-read by Mr. Vietor.
This book is well worth the investment.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
This book seems to me to be full of passion and wild ideas signifying nothing. Although modern physics is fascinating, counterintuitive, and not yet fully understood, the ideas in this book are way pasted the deep end. The author presents one wild idea then slips past the very good reasons to believe it is really quite unlikely and moves on to the next wild idea. The author does not stop to examine the truly fascinating questions about reality and our place in it. The Multi-Worlds interpretation of QM is a very interesting and important theory and has very little to do with this book. If you listen do so for fun, not education.
I, like most of us I imagine, tend to listen to recorded books whilst doing other things. This book, however, would’ve demanded my full attention. The parts I understood were very interesting, but I’ll have to listen again for explanations of physics theories and principles, if there are any. Then, I might have to do some further reading. It probably requires some prior understanding of physics, and is not an introduction of the subject for the layman. Good narration.
Dianne in Canada
A very interesting book and at times over my head. I actually couldn't finish it becasue got a little bored with it. I could never figure out why they think they will ever discover the beginning of the universe. If that is discovered then what is before that?
Well written, but utterly rediculous postulating. This book will convice you that modern physics is on a par with paranormal research. Astrologers are missing a big market here; as a lot of the theories presented in this book might be worked into the insights presented in the daily horoscope.