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Good and informative read - see review for details.
on 27 March 2017
I really enjoyed this book - found the title prior but ignored it, then a friend who worked in high energy physics for many years recommended it, onm a Scotland Xmas visit. There are some sour reviews about Smolin's "2-faced intent", which I think useless and 3rd rate, (the reviews), but I myself found the book informative both for history, overview and some biographical background. He Does Not Like String Theory! Perhaps this book is not for a top-flight physicist who knows all this, but for a general scientist or those otherwise interested, I thought it a very good read. I do recommend the hardback if you're older, as the 2 paperback versions I saw where shrunk all-round and the font correspondingly harder to read - I sent my bought paperback off to elsewhere, and re-bought the hardcover version (which I usually avoid for reasons of weight and space).