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This review is from: Knocking On Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate our Universe (Paperback)
I looked forward to reading this book as I am a physicist myself, but I ended up disappointed. There is a good deal of interesting information in the book but its wrapped up in personal comments which add nothing to the explanations of the LHC and the current thinking in particle physics. But the thing that really lets it down are the figures and photographs - they really are very poor and if a good diagram or picture is worth a thousand words then this book deserved much better. Some of photos and pictures of the LHC are either so small as to be useless or so devoid of contrast in black and white as to be blobs on the page.
As this book was written before the LHC had seen the Higgs boson then better books will surely be available for those interested in learning more.