Book Review: The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe book jacket

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

  • Author: Brian Greene
  • Year: 2000
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0375708111

I’m adding a little blurb now (November, 2003) to comment on the “Nova” TV version of this book, which recently aired.

I have to say, if Brian Greene will pardon me, that the subject matter was much more digestible in its TV format. That says more about my scientific density than it does Greene’s intelligence. He takes it slow, channelling Mr. Rogers a bit… he uses excellent special effects representations of bizarre concepts, which definitely helped me out in understanding some of this weird shit….

I wish I could have even a glimmer of the mathematics of all this theoretical physics…maybe I’ll study math to fend off senility….

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