'an accessible account of gravity, black holes and the Universe … A refreshing alternative to the received wisdom.' New Scientist 'For readers who really want to get to grips with the concepts and don't mind a few simple equations (on the level of F=ma), Narlikar's exposition is masterly, a model of clarity and illumination. And it is enlivened wtih many interesting side-lights and touches of humour ... This book is not only full of insights, it is also fun.' Werner Israel, Physics World
'This pocket-sized text on a difficult subject makes good reading (a trip home on the train!) for the general reader.' Irish Astronomical Journal
' … a refreshing read … rewards await those who concentrate on its contents.' Quentin Stanley, Journal of the British Astronomical Association
' … clear and simple explanations of basic gravitational phenomena: it does not try to rush headlong into exotica, but takes time to coax the reader through orbits, motions and the fate of stars.' John D. Barrow, The Observatory
Gravity is the most enigmatic of all known basic forces in nature. Many books use technical jargon and high-powered maths to explain what gravity is all about. In The Lighter Side of Gravity, the presentation is beautifully clear and completely non-technical. Familiar analogies, interesting anecdotes and numerous illustrations are used to build a lucid and stimulating introduction to all manifestations of gravity, for students and general reader.