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The Theoretical Minimum

The Theoretical Minimum

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of you who have no idea who Leonard Susskind is, perhaps the best description would be that he is “that guy who started off as a plumber and turned out to be one of the best theoretical physicists”. But besides that, Susskind is quite famous for being a good teacher, always working on […]

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The Tao of Physics

The Tao of Physics

| January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Modern physics, in many ways, is so full of wonders and counterintuitive results, that it seems rather natural that it is often compared with mysticism. This is especially apparent when talking about quantum mechanics, which, ever since its creation in the beginning of the 20th century, attracted attention from those with an interest in occult […]

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Universe: The Definite Visual Guide

Universe: The Definite Visual Guide

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Universe”, edited by Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and published for the Smithsonian Institution by DK, is one of the most thorough visual guides to the cosmos. This up-to-date guide presents the newest advances in space imagery including big, high resolution pictures of the most exotic places in the universe. But don’t get yourself fooled — it’s […]

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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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