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Not for dummies.
on 7 November 2012
This book is not the usual dumbed-down offering.
Prof. Susskind has written a couple of populist books on modern Physics but this is not one of them. It is a serious text on physics at the highest level. It assumes at least a working understanding of the mathematics of General Relativity and black holes.
For anyone who is interested, the necessary background can be acquired by following Prof. Susskind's lectures on YouTube.
OTOH, if you don't feel the need to stretch your mental muscles into spaghetti, you can always leave a copy on your coffee-table to impress casual visitors.