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Others have detailed the contents of this book very well.
It seems that midway Magueijo decided that ranting against the fools he had to suffer from made a more interesting book than his theories.
I found it to be a very interesting and fascinating journey - a recommended read if you have any interest in physics and cosmology.
Very good introduction to relativity and the issues with the Speed of Light.
Highly recommended and readable. Pity about the swearing.
This is my second Magueijo book (A Brilliant Darkness was the first). It's the second time I've been hugely impressed by Magueijo's skills as a popular science writer and -- it... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Librum
This book was a very interesting read for the most part. For me, its strongest element is the description of the academic environment, in this case focused on cosmology in physics... Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Berry C. Ives
This is an odd book. Make that two books.
The first 125 pages is a remarkably clear summary, in layman's terms, of relativity, particle physics, cosmology and some of... Read more
I have been a fan of João Magueijo for many years now and have followed many of his theories on VSL and Cosmic inflation, this book was pretty much on par with everything I was... Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by Mizango
This is not really a scientific text, but more of a story. It also describes a lot of the traditions, protocol, and beaurocracy that hinder scientific advancement. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Winston Banford
I first became interested in this book after seeing a TV special hosted by Joao Magueijo on the subject of VSL or Variable Speed of Light. Read morePublished on April 22, 2009 by Randolph Eck
I have lately been a frequent customer of "AMAZON".
You cover material of my interests which mainly concern metaphysics and
esoterism. Read more
Interesting news! What is the point? The author, a theoretic physicist and professor explains his speculations to an audience that needs not be experts in astro-physics. Read morePublished on March 21, 2009 by Roman Nies