22 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Not really worthy of the title,
This review is from: From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (Hardcover)
Although I'm an engineer with my feet firmly on the ground, I like to ponder on the wider aspects of science and was attracted by the terrific title of this book. Unfortunately, I found its content a little disappointing.
The author's treatment of Schrödinger's cat, quantum entanglement and the basic concept of entropy I thought were very instructive. I wasn't completely unaware of entropy as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is part of basic engineering. But I had no idea that it was so important when considering the arrow of time. So this was somewhat revealing.
The problem is that a large part of the book deals specifically with entropy in its various forms. So much so, that after a while I found myself ploughing through the book, forcing myself to finish it. To me there are a few chapters in the middle of the book that are just not interesting enough. The book ends with some speculation about cosmology which I found more interesting even if very near the edge scientifically.
I've read a great many science books, many of which I haven't been able to put down and some of which I've read again. But I won't be doing that with this one, despite its attractive title!