This is one of the best popular books on physics I have ever read and I highly recommend it.
I grudgingly finished the book hoping that there would be some insight near the end that would make getting through the rest of it worthwhile, but alas no cigar.
It also seems like the book runs out of steam on its main argument, and the last several chapters feel tacked on and unnecessary.
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 3 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 4 months ago by DeLoe Mathatas
This is an interesting book written by Nobel laureate Robert Laughlin (Physics 1998, fractional quantum Hall effect). Read morePublished 7 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 10 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 15 months ago by juana cusi
This is a wickedly delightful book and that it contains no equations does not at all mean it contains no deep physics! Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Bavaruspex
Just finished this book. His sense of humor, his humorous attacks on EVERY branch of science, especially his own are worth it alone. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Kenneth E. Udut
Certainly not physics or cosmology, a cross between memoir and philosophy. An interesting life, but Laughlin chose to not teach science in this volume. Just OK.Published on July 15, 2011 by Dan Stern and Gail Stern
The author does an exemplary job of stating the case that not enough time is spent on using experimental physics to glean a better understand of the more complex unsolved problems... Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by mobiusklien