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on 13 July 2012
A great read - the authors are clearly experts in their field and describe the derivation of this simple but important equation beautifully. They even manage to introduce a little maths into the tale as well, but in a very gentle manner and nothing more complicated really than the level of Pythagoras Theorem.

They travel from the microscopic to the macroscopic, allowing the reader's mind to gently expand from the atomic to stellar levels with good, clear and enthusiastic explanations throughout. You can almost imagine yourself watching the associated TV programme.

And - for good measure, there is also a Goodly trip around the Standard Model explanation of atomic particles using Feynman diagrams and - wait for it - there is even some information about the Higgs Field and associated particles, which was most timely, since this book was written before the tremendous recent news from CERN and the LHC...

A must-read book that will amaze and educate you.

Make sure you get their companion book about the Quantum Universe as well....
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