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The author has done a great job with a difficult subject.
The book opens with introductions to gravity and quantum theory, giving a particularly interesting account of general relativity, using the GPS as an example.
Moreover, it is organized enough so that the "patient" reader can get through this book without too much pain.
Too many words for the substance. Otherwise, informative. Other books such as those by Brian Green, or John Gribben or Alexander Vilenkin are more to the point.Published 9 months ago by Nature Painter
Reasonably well written by an active cosmologist familiar with the latest ideas on loop quantum gravity and cosmology. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Roderick S. Cowley
With a brilliant literary style and a refreshing quest for clarity, Martin Bojowald, in his new book, Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe, takes you on an exuberant... Read morePublished 17 months ago by D. Wayne Dworsky
Martin Bojowald has done an excellent job of taking something that appears to be beyond the average person, and explaining it in a way that one does not need a Phd in Physics to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by stewart wieneke
The author does a fairly good job in presnting his vew of the cosmic puzzle but I think it's wrong to claim that his book is a "whole story", but rather is just a piece of... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Dario Schiappa
Professionals know only too well that writing a popular science article/book is far harder than to write scientific papers for one's peers. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Bavaruspex
This book is on the Rorotoko list. Professor Bojowald's interview on "Once Before Time" ran as the Rorotoko Cover Feature on March 9, 2011 (and can be read in the Rorotoko... Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by ROROTOKO
This is a semi-popular discussion of loop quantum gravity and its applications to black holes and cosmology. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by R. A. Bull
The author has done a great job with a difficult subject. His "preamble" covering Newton's gravity, Einstein's general relativity and quantum mechanics is especially well done.Published on January 25, 2011 by bobfisch