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Interesting material, but difficult reading.
on 7 May 1998
The topics are fascinating. However the leverl at which this book was written, it seems that it was intened to descuss some rather serious astronomy with the layman. However, the book is not written either at a scientific leverl, nor a level that a layman could appreciate. It is caught somewhere in the middle where it is tedious to read through for someone who craves some math and physics, and equally difficult for someone who does not follow some of the major leaps in reasoning. Although the book begins by paraphrasing a lot of scientific detail, it reverts to mentioning some key terms and briefly explaining them, leaving a lot unsaid and sometimes ununderstood. From a scientific reader's view, this was the most successful attempt to write material that has the inherent quality of being difficult.