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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (Penguin Press Science)
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (Penguin Press Science)
by Brian Greene
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Book For ALL!, 3 April 2010
This book is truly something special.

As a prospective Physics undergraduate (currently studying science in Y13) I am very interested in reading around the subject. This has led to me reading many popular physics books and of them all this was my favorite!

I have many good things to say about this book but I will summarise into two points;

1. The book really is accessible for all levels of reader. A glossary of scientific terms helps those new to science whilst a note section at the back gives the main body extra detail for those already familiar with the concepts.
2. The book is written with passion and it is evident throughout, particularly in the cosmology section (chapters 7-11). This makes the book fun to read and gives the reader a real awe and appreciation of Physics.

When the front cover made the bold claim 'The new Hawking, only better' I was sceptical. The truth is, this book blows 'A Breif History Of Time' out of the water!


Six Not-so-easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-time (Penguin Press Science)
Six Not-so-easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-time (Penguin Press Science)
by Richard P Feynman
Edition: Paperback

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Challenging!, 14 Mar. 2010
I regret to say that Feynman's fabled genius in explaining Physics did not come across in this book. Although the book explained relativity I felt it relied too heavily upon maths to do so and consequently, left me thinking hard to understand at times.

Still, if your willing to put in a little effort to overcome the difficult maths, (or simply overlook it which would make the text disappointingly short), the book is rewarding.
Furthermore, at times Feynman misses mathematical steps which are tricky to fill in yourself depending on your level of mathematical undertsanding.

In conclusion, Six Not So Easy Peices is a good book for those already familiar with relativity and fluent in maths, but is certainly a 'not so easy' read and requires a great deal of concentration if it is to be fully understood.

Additional Info: I am a Y13 Physics and Maths student so this review is from a Y13 perspective.


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