Monday, September 11, 2006

deja vu?

Great, now I discover someone has done this before! There's a lengthy blog-based discussion of the best pop-science book ever on the astrophysicists' blog at Cosmic Variance blog - ran from mid 2005 into 2006 but now closed.

Actually it's great. Another chance to compare lists, though a pretty scientific bunch of commentators, and leaning toward physics and maths. There's no final conclusion, though, and not much discussion of actual criteria - except the suggestion that Penrose's Roads to Reality isn't really a popular science book. I agree. Do you know anyone without Master's level physics who has read it?

Read the whole thing in the archive


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