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String Theory: For newbies and others
String Theory: For newbies and others
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2.0 out of 5 stars Much lost in translation, 2 April 2014
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I wanted this to be a simple explanation of the String Theory, but found that the book had some quirks in its grammar which suggested that it had been translated with an automatic translation software like Google Translate. What was even worse was that there were many foreign words that had not been translated (which looked like transliterated Russian words).
It was no surprise that the references at the back of the book were almost all to Russian sources.
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Curious Alignments: The Global Economy Since 2500 BCE: The Global Economy Since 2500 BCE
Curious Alignments: The Global Economy Since 2500 BCE: The Global Economy Since 2500 BCE
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too New Age for my liking, 31 Jan. 2014
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I expected the mention of the Global Economy to refer to an economic history of the world. Perhaps the Curious Alignments should have given a clue that it was about how sites are aligned, not just locally but even as far apart as Lake Michigan, Peru and China.


Half-Hours with the Stars A Plain and Easy Guide to the Knowledge of the Constellations
Half-Hours with the Stars A Plain and Easy Guide to the Knowledge of the Constellations
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pity there are no maps, 31 Jan. 2014
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I liked this book, but felt that not having maps included was a handicap. Someone already familiar with some of the more familiar constellations such as Orion and the Great Bear will be able to get by, but an absolute beginner would probably be at a distinct disadvantage


Higgs - The Universe's Super-glue
Higgs - The Universe's Super-glue

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5.0 out of 5 stars Higgs explained, 27 Sept. 2013
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With all the hype about the discovery of the Higgs Boson last year I wanted to know why was this new particle apparently so necessary for the existence of mass. This short book explains not only how the Higgs is essential to the existence of the normal matter that we are all familiar with, but also gives a credible explanation of the mysterious "dark matter" which makes up by far the greater part of our known universe. What is more is that the book deals with these unfamiliar and complex concepts in terms which the intelligent non-specialist can understand, without resorting to any scary equations. An excellent introduction that can be read in one sitting.


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