Here are several things it does better than any other popular book I've read.
It's always helpful to have a background in physics when reading these kinds of books, but I think this book would read well for any curious reader.
It is very well written, and explains (almost) everything in a way that is easy to understand.
This is a fantastic book. I read it once, lent it to a friend and missed it so much I ordered another. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jarrod Moore
Very good book on standard model. I found it is fun to read it. Author explained physical theory in a very understandabl way!Published 3 months ago by Gongda Yao
I found this book utterly incomprehensible.
There are 218 pages on the Standard Model and after frustrating hours
rereading and rereading, trying to extract some... Read more
The book is clear, complete ( from my limited knowledge point of view) and well explained. As the Higgs seems to have been found last year (2013), maybe an update is in order.Published 6 months ago by Jacfucios
How can you not pick this up and want to let the knowledge out? Great intro boom to this topicPublished 8 months ago by rob0bOy
The book is for me ( a 1950's physics major) a superb exposition of the background, application, and meaning of quantum mechanics. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lois Conway
Excellent introduction to the state of modern physics. Easy and fun read that explains well what we think we know about how the universe works.Published 15 months ago by Stacy J. Prowell
The author does a poor job and is quite inarticulate in explaining the basics of quantum mechanics. The material is not systematically presented in a step by step fashion thus... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ronald A. Mann