on 20 November 2007
Physics is not my subject but I have read this book with great interest and have learnt a great deal. Its very accessible and as a lay person I found the writing style to be open and inviting, it was easy to delve in and out of subjects and chapters - particularly helpful if one isn't very familiar with the subject matter.
The author treats the reader with respect and grants them the intelligence to soak up his points and at the same time understand counter arguements. There is a great sense of humour that comes through as well as a desire to really engage the reader with the subject.
Thankyou - I'll keep delving...
on 12 November 2007
Not only is this a great introduction to the history of 20th Century Physics, it also introduces the reader to the author's sometimes controversial, but fresh perspective on the world of theoretical physics. You don't have to agree with everything, but the book will certainly make you think again about the bizarre world of quantum phenomena. If you didn't get 'A Brief History of Time', then try this; it probably goes down much easier.