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This review is from: Nothing: From absolute zero to cosmic oblivion - amazing insights into nothingness (New Scientist) (Kindle Edition)
The book epitomises the dangers of browsing, you start reading something and can't stop! You fall headlong down the rabbit hole and pop out in a place that both intrigues and amuses you. This book is not for serious scientists or pedants of any kind, but if you enjoy having your fancy tickled, this is for you. I absolutely loved having the basis of Number Theory explained using empty paper bags and the Seven Dwarfs.
Through this book I have been given a non-scientific guide to Cosmology, the quirks of Quantum Theory and even discovered that empty space isn't empty!
This book isn't serious, even though the subjects are, but it does give the intelligent layman manageable concepts to chew on and ultimately digest. I do, now, feel less behind the Scientific curve than I previously did.
I would question, however, the comment by a reviewer that half the book is index and references, in my copy it is around a tenth, and that is where you find your further reading.