Excellent overview of historic and current thought on the universe.
He has an excellent treatment of "probable" and "possible" universes and how they relate to anthropic arguments -- best layman explanation I've seen.
I highly recommend this book as both thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating -- no matter how many other cosmology books you may have already read.
Ever since viewing Prof. Barrow's "The Book of Universes" Gresham College talk on YouTube, I knew I had to get this book... I was not disappointed! Read morePublished 2 months ago by vic plichota
I started this book form the library and had to have a copy. It was everything they said for a fair price.Published 6 months ago by Benjamin D. Drobney
One of my favorite science writers, Barrow traces thinking about the cosmos from Biblical authors to very recent scientists. Read morePublished 14 months ago by T. Schneck
Well, I must admit to being of two minds about this book. At first, I was very disappointed with this book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
The Book of the Universes is exactly what it says: John Barrow
describes the different mathematicians's models of the Universe which
follow from their solutions of the... Read more
Very comprehensive description of the development of our understanding of the cosmos from the beginning of mankind to current state-of-the-art research. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by Lars Kellberg
..and creating models for our Universe throughout the ages.
I admire John Barrow. He always comes up with the new central concept that he uses as a foundation for... Read more
Really enjoyed going thru this book. You would need to go thru many books and reviews in order to get the information you get in this book.Published on March 23, 2012 by Franciscope