1. legoinsaniac

    I just recently finished reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time and found it much less overwhelming than I initially thought it would be. Hawking did an excellent job of “dumbing down” the material and covering the more basic theories. Since completing it, I’ve been looking around for more books on the subject, and after reading your write-up, I’ll have to give Kaku’s book a shot. I’ve seen him in numerous programs on both Discovery and Science channels and have always like how he explains things. I too have an interest in physics and the universe, although not quite to the point of pursuing a degree in it. Keep up the good work here!

  2. admin

    I remember picking up A Brief History of Time thinking “here we go…” but you’re right, it was a lot easier to understand than one might initially think. Kaku’s books are similarly much more accessible for non-PhD’s than some others who claim to write for the general public. I’m thinking of giving Neil deGrasse Tyson’s books ( http://research.amnh.org/~tyson/books.php ) a look at next. He’s a big public figure in astronomy and seems to have a penchant for clear communication.

    But really, what we need more of is science . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jt7zJzkNQ

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