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About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

| October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week I would like to take a look at a new book by Adam Frank — “About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang”. And I know what some of you might be asking right now — aren’t there already enough cosmology books for laymen? And it’s absolutely true that […]

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall

Knocking on Heaven’s Door by Lisa Randall

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most popular recent releases in the Amazon physics book section is a book by Lisa Randall called “Knocking on Heaven’s Doors”.  Now technically it’s a reprint edition, but since I haven’t added it to the website yet, I decided to do a short review.The book explores the role of risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth […]

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How to Destroy the Universe

How to Destroy the Universe

| September 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

When it comes to physics books I like to classify them in two categories: serious books that are meant to actually teach you physics and books for fun, which entertain and possibly amaze you. Usually, professional physicists are not so fond of the latter ones, but I think they have one great advantage — they can motivate […]

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Let There be Light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies

Let There be Light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week  I would like to review another physics book called “Let There Be Light: The Story of Light from Atoms to Galaxies“. This book co-authored by Alex Montwill and Ann Breslin delves deeply into the history of light, which includes both philosophical considerations and a scientific views. A combination of an interesting subject and […]

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Quantum Physics: A Beginners Guide

Quantum Physics: A Beginners Guide

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Out of few things that I really know for sure the first one is that it is really hard to write a book about quantum physics. The second one is that it’s not any easier to write a good book for physics beginners. In this book called “Quantum Physics: A Beginners Guide” Alaistar Rae tries […]

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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin

Three Roads to Quantum Gravity by Lee Smolin

| August 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

The theory of quantum gravity is often called the holy grail of modern physics, as it would unite the two most important theories in physics — quantum mechanics and general relativity. The great problem that physicists run into when trying to create the theory of quantum gravity is that Einstein’s general relativity and quantum mechanics […]

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Why Does the World Exist?

Why Does the World Exist?

| August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Why Does the World Exist?: Existential Detective Story” is a book tackling the great problem of existence. Why does something exists rather than nothing? Was it god that created the universe or was it some kind of physical process? If it was god, then what was before god? And so on… These questions seem to […]

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Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space” is a new book by Lisa Randall and it is currently in the no. 1 spot of the Amazon physics best-seller list. So, since the discovery of the Higgs is still a hot topic, let’s check out this cool little book.   Book Details File Size: 331 KB Print […]

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