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3.8 out of 5 stars
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3.8 out of 5 stars
Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
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on 31 October 2011
mostly a good book introducing some key ideas to do with string theory but some of the stuff on mathematical symmetry assumes some base level of knowledge and is not fully explained. particularly interesting to me was the beginning where the history of unification is reviewed.
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on 21 April 2014
of course having read most of his works, this book does not strike any particular new key. however, i have enjoyed every page...and got to know some interesting facts about Berti...which i did not know.
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on 28 October 1997
One of the better layman's books on the subject, but did not explain string theory, as it seemed to lead up to. (I know, "Beyond Einstein II"...) This seems the common approach in this tight genre. Some explanations were dead-on, while others missed the mark. All these books seem to lack the will to judge the merits of the Copenhagen Canon, which today seems as "untenable" as Einstein's "localism". I could not help challenging several key assumptions leading to the "inevitable" conclusions in mainstream theory, assumptions which were stated almost as facts in my own college quantum courses. It is true; those working on the theories are so caught up in the math, they are not equipped to think visually, as did Einstein. Now that we've gone beyond dear Albert, isn't it time we go back and pay him a visit?
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on 30 August 1998
I felt that the book may have overstated it's content, expecting a decent description of superstring theory. This book certainly is lacking in that regard. However after reading the cover, I noticed that it doesn't promise to be that!
On the other hand, the book delivers what its cover promises: 'an exciting exursion into the discoveries that led...' to the theory of superstrings. Well, it may not be too 'exciting', but the author's enthusiasm for the subject is infective, and I found the book enjoyable to read.
To those who are looking for a complete treatment of superstring theory, I cannot reccomend this book, but if you are interested in the path taken to the theory, this may be a worthwhile read.
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on 13 September 1997
after hearing how strong a book 'hyperspace'was,i decided to take a look at Kaku's new book...to my dissapointment,the book was more like a schoolboy's essay on the subject,lacking any depth or analysis (which i didnt find strange..knowing that the co-author has written about 4 COOK books!!) so if you just wanna know the history of superstrings and previous theories..then buy that book,if you are serious about getting to the grips with the subject,Avoid it.
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on 24 March 1999
This book was extrememly well written, I am 15 years old and understood everything clearly. A must for anyone interested in physics and to what regions physics is heading into the future.
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on 23 May 2016
Check out the price first it says £8.99 on the back of the book so don't go overspending,look elsewhere. But a great book overall opens so many thoughts
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on 3 April 2015
Found this book excellent for someone interested in the subject. Altogether an exciting read beautifully written.
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on 1 November 2014
Great book and value - thank-you!
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on 21 August 2014
fantastic !
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