Book Review - The Fabric Of The Cosmos by Brian Greene
If you're at all interested in physics and quantum mechanics but you get easily confused by a lot of it, take a look at the book The Fabric Of The Cosmos by Brian Greene. An excellent attempt to explain hard subjects in down-to-earth terms.
He tackles such topics as Newtonian physics, how Einstein's theories refined Newton's work, and how quantum physics completely changes the way we think about really tiny things. Although there's a mix of provable facts and conceptual ideas, Greene does a very good job in helping the non-scientist follow the general flow of logic. Hey, any writer who can use the Simpsons to prove the concept of the relativity of time has to be on top of his game. :-)
I will admit to getting lost the further I read. The basics of physics and quantum mechanics seemed to make sense. The concepts of time got to be a bit more difficult. I really started to lose it at string theory, but recovered a bit at the end when he started talking about the physics of time travel. But even not understanding everything completely, it succeeded in opening my eyes to concepts and possibilities I had never quite imagined.
Well done book, and it should appeal to anyone with these interests...