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Just Six Numbers
on 2 September 2008
'Just Six Numbers' is a book with a fascinating premise, but one that I feel is lacking in execution. The amazon synopsis and other reviewers explain the content quite well so I won't duplicate it here. The ideas are well thought out, but I found Rees' style to be slightly rambling at times and it took him some time to get to the point being made. Each chapter is pretty much self contained and has some insightful facts about the universe, physics and cosmology in general and they are then tied together towards the end when Rees talks about multi-verses. If you're looking for a good entry book about cosmology then I'd suggest you check out Simon Singhs 'Big Bang' or Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' first, but if these books have piqued your interest and you are looking for something more, or if the topic of this book particularly appeals, then this is a good place to turn to. Worth a look if you like popular science books and you are prepared to persevere with Rees' writing style.
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