This is the best book for a layman I've ever read -- would recommend to anyone interested in particle physics and cosmology!!
So I would say that this book is as good an effort as you will find for walking you through these concepts, but just be careful what you ask for.
Randall has done a very good job in explaining all the required physics in terms of analogies, simple illustrations and so on.
Good book but a pretty tough read. Don't buy unless you have some knowledge of math and physics.Published 2 days ago by John M1
This book will drive you crazy, take a BC powder first, as we live in very strange universe, very well done. Lisa is the best at getting to the possibilities around us.Published 22 days ago by Carol A Hahn
Easy reading, but a big bite to handle. Takes you through the paces carefully building the base concepts and then, wow Lisa starts with the extra dimensions stuff and the plank... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Juan M. Beltranena
Especially important is that MS Randall makes the topic understandable and relates particle physics to ongoing experimentation at the large hadron collider. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Don
Being a non-specialist, I found it hard at times. I would rather recommend "the elegant universe" by Greene.Published 1 month ago by Marc
The paper book I rate 5 stars. The Kindle edition I would give at most 3 stars because the diagrams and tables are mostly impossible to read (either when rendered on my Nexus 7 or... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. P. GRANT
This text presents a lot of advanced topics in particle physics and cosmology in easy to understand text. While it is a little wordy at times, it's rightfully so. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Boris
Randall explains complex subjects by entertaining with humorous introductory dialogues between two characters, and then teaches the difficult concepts by repeating in different... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Advocate