Exciting ideas, deceptively simply put. Recommended. Only those who are truly confident of their subject dare write about it as plainly and simply as Seife. At first I had doubts – was this too elementary? But this was a failing on my part, not his. Once I got into the mathematics and physics I was grateful for such succinctness.Whether you come to this book from general interest, as an historian of ideas (as I did) or a scientist broadening his range you should get much out of it.And believe me, it is an exciting read…
The value of nothing. Most interesting and thoughtful, well researched book. Did seem to repeat itself a bit and lost me a bit towards the end, but that’s not the book’s fault, it’s just too many years since I last studied higher maths.Would only appeal to those with a maths/physics interest.I enjoyed it.
“Nothing in particular is Everything in general.” Haven’t read it all yet, but so far it’s pretty good. I got John D Barrow’s “Book of Nothing” many years ago, which I wasn’t too pleased with – this seems much better. When I’ve read the whole thing, I might add a further comment. Ordered from The Book Depository (as usual) and the packaging and delivery were all satisfactory. They usually throw in a free bookmark too. Highly recommended.
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