7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gravity,
This review is from: Gravity: How the Weakest Force in the Universe Shaped Our Lives (Hardcover)
This is a very interesting book. It is well written and will be compelling to those with a general interest in science like myself. The author, Brian Clegg, has done a fine job of describing what is known and what is not about this mysterious force that is at once obvious to everyone, works at a distance, and yet continues to frustrate the most brilliant scientists who work to explain it.
This book traces the history of the ideas and theories of gravity from the ancient Greeks to the present with string theory, twister theory, loop quantum gravity, and more. He discusses the so far failed attempts to detect gravity waves and the never ending quest for an anti-gravity machine. The book is very informative and I definitely learned from it.
This is a fairly easy read and quite accessible to any reader with an interest and basic understanding of science. It's fascinating and informative and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Easily recommended.