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Science has a battle for hearts and minds on its hands... How good it feels to have Lisa Randall's unusual blend of top flight science, clarity, and charm on our side -- Richard Dawkins, Author Of The God Delusion Many books call to mind superlatives, but this one has them all. Lisa Randall's lucid explanations of concepts at the frontiers of physics - including her own dazzling ideas - are highly illuminating, and her hearty defense of reason and science is a welcome contribution to the contemporary world of ideas. Read this book today to understand the science of tomorrow -- Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor And Author Of How The Mind Works I didn't think it was possible to write a complex, detailed look at the world of physics that the non-scientist could understand, but then Lisa Randall wrote this amazing, insightful and engaging book and proved me wrong -- Carlton Cuse, Award-Winning Writer Of Television Series Lost Written with dry wit and ice-cool clarity...Knocking on Heaven's Door is a book that anyone at all interested in science must read. This is surely the science book of the year -- Christopher Potter Sunday Times Lisa Randall does a great job of explaining to the non-physicist the basic scientific approaches of modern physics and what the latest experiments might reveal. This is a must read to appreciate what is coming in our future -- J. Craig Venter
One of the most illuminating science books in years, Knocking on Heaven's Door makes clear the biggest scientific questions we face and reveals how answering them could ultimately tell us who we are and where we came from. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Patronizing, popular science but, in my view, tediously written.Published 11 months ago by Mr. Barrie Simmonds
There were sections of this that I enjoyed and found useful, but there was a lot of material that I felt she'd written up for other occasions (public lectures, student course... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Hudson
Bestseller!lisa randall is a rising star on theoretical physics!Published 15 months ago by reinoudjan
Randall takes us through the building and early operation of the LHC and it's initial goal of finding the Higgs boson. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Noetic Concordance
The best description of CERN I have come across. How did Europe manage to organise it when everything else it to touch seems to turn to dust! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mike M
I have a scientific background but this is not the most riveting read. It starts very slowly and by then I had lost interestPublished on 10 Aug. 2013 by spike 701
Excellent explanation of modern physics thinking , particularly clarifying the particle "zoo". I recommend it to my students at all levelsPublished on 22 Mar. 2013 by Roffed