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4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Pinocchio was a real boy after all? ...Maybe...
If your scientific education is BBC's Horizon and/or Discovery Channel, with limited maths skills(like me), and you want to know more about string theory, then this is the book for you.
The author explains a really abstract theory (or theories, depending which way you look at it) in a simple and uncomplicated way and satisfied my curiousity with enough imformation...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for physicists
This is a good book if you have little background in college level physics. The author starts the story with a lot of history of contemporary and modern physics: string stuff only starts about half-way through. The background is good, however, and necessary, but if you're a physicist or have some knowledge of quantum theory and read this book for the meaty (equation)...
Published on 27 Dec 2009 by G. van Vuuren


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4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Pinocchio was a real boy after all? ...Maybe..., 9 Mar 2012
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If your scientific education is BBC's Horizon and/or Discovery Channel, with limited maths skills(like me), and you want to know more about string theory, then this is the book for you.
The author explains a really abstract theory (or theories, depending which way you look at it) in a simple and uncomplicated way and satisfied my curiousity with enough imformation. The book does make you think in an abstract way which is a good thing so long as you don't do too much of it in work because your boss might call it daydreaming (unless you're a theoretical physicist)!
Ironically, because Mr. Jones presents a well balanced view of the controversy surrounding string theory, he has stripped away the glitzy, graphically enhanced visuals of my aforementioned TV shows, and now I'm not so sure about the theory as a further understanding of nature. I now see these TV shows as propaganda from scientific/political lobbyists.
I don't think this was the author's intention but I do think the book has done a great job and has given me a more informed opinion on string theory and the confidence to question and debate it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars String Theory made relatively easy, 28 Jan 2012
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A good summary of the progress of M-Theory/String Theory. It demonstrates the reasons string theory has arisen, explains the theory, and then looks at the possible implications. The book also examines the potential flaws of the theory, and looks at alternative theories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars string theory hanging on, 1 Sep 2013
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there should be a prequel to this book, string theory for absolute dummies. A basic knowledge of modern particle physics is required to get the most from this book. A very interesting read, lots of good information, we are banging on the frontiers of science here, who knows what next?
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love it, 24 Jan 2013
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I love the way the book is laid out, how it is written and most of all just the over-all content, string theory is a truly fascinating subject and im hoping to look a lot more into it. If you ask me its definitely worth the few days i waited for the order and my christmas money!
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12 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for physicists, 27 Dec 2009
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This is a good book if you have little background in college level physics. The author starts the story with a lot of history of contemporary and modern physics: string stuff only starts about half-way through. The background is good, however, and necessary, but if you're a physicist or have some knowledge of quantum theory and read this book for the meaty (equation) stuff - this is not the book for you. There's barely an equation in it - by design - but it's frustrating if you want to dabble in the math but aren't allowed to see it.
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