4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A highly readable up to the minute account of superstrings.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Hardcover)
Having just read the first customer review of this book I thought that I should offer my own reactions as a counterbalance. I thought the book was EXCELLENT and I found it hard to put down. It is the most up to date laymans account of where we are with superstrings that I am aware of and if Brian Greene is right then the world is poised on the brink of discovering the ultimate theory - the Theory of Everything. The book has, in my opinion, a very appropriate title as Brian Greene manages to convey something of the awesome beauty of the nature of the Universe and how neatly it appears to be constructed. In spite of the fact that mathematical treatments and explanations are entirely avoided, the book is quite hard to follow in some places. However, I still found it very exciting and thought provoking.