You may find yourself putting the book down just to prolong the pleasure of reading it.
It also seems like the book runs out of steam on its main argument, and the last several chapters feel tacked on and unnecessary.
This is one of the best popular books on physics I have ever read and I highly recommend it.
I read this belatedly and went through the Amazon reviews. I am not very offended by what many perceive as arrogance among my fellow physicists and I didn't mind Bob Laughlin's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Woods Halley
This book was very difficult to rate, starwise. While reading it, there were times I felt like giving it one star and other times I could have given it five stars, so in the end,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johnny
I just finished reading it and did learn some interesting things about condensed matter physics – but only got 1.5 pages of typed notes (not good). Amazon gave it 3.5 stars. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David L. Peterson
Most of the people think about science as something finished already, as a whole body of known facts. Nothing else to see ahead. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Javier M. Hernandez Lopez
Great book. I will read it again. I also plan to seek out other books written by this author. I recommend.Published 12 months ago by DeLoe Mathatas
This is an interesting book written by Nobel laureate Robert Laughlin (Physics 1998, fractional quantum Hall effect). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pichierri Fabio
A different look at physics than cosmology or particle physics. Entertaining and eye opening. I can suggest it for light reading for a physicist.Published 19 months ago by Marcwojo
Dr. Laughlin explains in a very confusing way, full of digressions to other actually very interesting (mostly) detours that distract us from the main theme, that for me is his very... Read morePublished 23 months ago by juana cusi