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This review is from: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Paperback)
I first got interested in quantum mechanics a few years ago after seeing Brian Greene's THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE on NOVA. I read the book as soon as I could get my hands on it, and was absolutely fascinated.
I am not a scientific person (I was an English major in college), but I was profoundly intrigued by the topics covered in ELEGANT UNVIERSE. It was rare that I would turn a page without encountering another mind-expanding, breath-taking concept. Whether or not they liked it, my friends were also getting a crash course on quantum mechincs. "One more interesting thing I read in that physics book..." I probably said on a daily basis.
When I heard Brian Greene was publishing another book, I was very excited. FABRIC OF THE COSMOS proved to be another great book for those interested in learning more about the mind-bending concepts of quantum physics, who might not have the academic background to understand it all in the language of math.
FABRIC has a slightly narrower, less survery-style scope than UNIVERSE did, but I think both books will ultimately appeal to a rather large audience. Greene focuses here on the intimate nature of time, matter, and what can be considered real.
FABRIC is a great follow-up to Greene's earlier book, but I would suggest interested readers start with the THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE and then move on to FABRIC.