We're living in the midst of a scientific revolution that's captured the general public's attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything," a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.
©2008 George Musser; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"George Musser presents the multidimensional world of string theory in this fantastic primer on all things physics....The book is not only for beginners, but its lucid explanations ensure that even an idiot will emerge with an ear for the strange music of reality." (New Scientist)
I enjoyed the book and learned somethings. The reader was very good so it made it easy to listen to.
First, I'd like to say that I am truly a "lay" science reader. When I pick up books like this, I'm usually trying to find the source of some science fiction writer's ideas.
Second, I'd probably find a Chinese menu fascinating, if it was read by Ray Porter.
Third, I'm a "skim-reader" and usually don't finish books like this one.
I listened to this book like a mystery novel and could neither set it aside nor wait to see what happens next.
Great job, everyone!
This is a very good book. I thumbed through a friends copy, but didn't have time to read it. It is tough, however, to listen to. The subject is dense. I have a graduate degree and accustom to tough subject matter, but this book begs to read in a non-liner fashion (no pun intended). You need to skip back to previous sections. Also, some of the content is in table form, which doesn't make for good listening.
This book exceeded my expectations it's not 100% all string theory it's the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics and general relativity along with other theories explained in detail, lots of scientific science, lots of details lots of technical information. Ray is outstanding narrator. VI don't suggest you start with this book but you should certainly end with it
A work more interested in hyperbole than science, whose essentially vacuous content is foreshadowed in the early salutation; "stringingly yours."
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
I wish I had my money back on this one.
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