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I found this book understandable for someone like me. Fortunately
on September 26, 2015
I am a lawyer, not a scientist. I found this book understandable for someone like me. Fortunately, the author added an introductory section about the discovery of the Higgs-Boson because it had not yet been discovered when the book was published. Randall is a highly competent writer. This is not a simple book. One have to re-read a few paragraphs to understand them. The primary subjects are physics, particularly particle physics, and astronomy. I read a lot of popularized science material; my brother, who is as intelligent as I but doesn't read much science, found the book very tough going and quit it. Randall is awed by the beauty of science and by the work done by other scientists and convey her enthusiasm very well.