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Rohit

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  • From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sean Carroll
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    Time moves forward, not backward---everyone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself---a period of modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed.

    Jonathan says: "Best summary of modern cosmology yet, but...."
    "Good book"
    Overall

    I had recently purchased a DVD set from the teaching company by Sean Carol and felt pretty content and that's the reason behind purchasing this book. No regrets here. Well written by Prof. Carol. I felt that the narration could have been better, but taking into consideration the material presented in the book it wasn't a big compromise to make. Overall a ***** i.e., a 5 STAR book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated By Stuart Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    This is the story of a grand scientific quest: the quest for a unifying theory of nature. Writing with dazzling elegance and clarity, Nobel Prize - winning physicist Steven Weinberg retraces the steps that have led modern scientists from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to the notion of superstrings and the idea that our universe may coexist with others. Along the way, he voices the questions that are always present: Why does each explanation of the way nature works point to other, deeper explanations?

    Roy says: "Informative"
    "Good Book"
    Overall

    This is a nice book and will give the reader a good perspective of what a Final theory needs to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Scott Patterson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (169)

    In March 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with ­million-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, king of the credit-default swap.

    D. Littman says: "perhaps the best book on the Quants"
    "Pretty Good."
    Overall

    I am a statistics student and at times felt Invincible because of all the tool at my disposal and this book told me about the ground reality and the actual story behind Odds. I still have an year's education left and I will take this into account before I think about the predictive ability of Statistics/Mathematics and their associated Models. This one along with Books like "The Black Swan", "Fooled BY randomness" have infact helped me to understand how randomness is in the real world -- it's worlds apart from what we study in books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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