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Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
by Lisa Randall
Edition: Hardcover

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2.0 out of 5 stars Deeply Disappointing, 8 Nov. 2011
The universe is 96% full of stuff and we have no idea what it is. I bought this book after a good review in New Scientist hoping to get an inkling of how physicists are approaching this exciting problem. Physics/Astrophysics has not seen such an exciting time since Einstein and Bohr were turning the classical world upside down at the turn of the last century. This is a great time to write a book about the frontiers of physics. Unfortunately, this is not that book. Lisa Randall is not a great writer. Sadly, she's not even a good writer. Too often I came to the end of a chapter thinking "And your point is?" Too often I turned to Wikipedia to provide the details that should have been there. Understanding the details of multi-dimensional space is one thing. Presenting a reasoned train of thinking that can be followed by the lay person is another. She may be good at the former, but falls flat on her face at the latter.


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