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.
Only about a quarter of the way into it, so far, but she hasn't lost me yet. The author writes with wit and clarity explaining the mysteries of physics. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jack Daye
How many times can you give a slightly different analogy for the same idea and never really explain much about it. Never enough times according to Lisa Randall. Read morePublished 1 month ago by johnnyv
Opens the mind to the fundamental physics of our solar nebula and the universe it lives in.Published 1 month ago by Leslie C. Coover
Good book but a pretty tough read. Don't buy unless you have some knowledge of math and physics.Published 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Don