Programming the Universe

Programming the Universe

I'm still reading this book. So far it's an excellent, well-written, accessible introduction to cosmology and information theory. Thought-provoking and informative.

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  • I highly recommend this book. This man destroys my mind! He speaks of physics, cosmology, math and science in an unbelievable easy and effortless manner. He communicates his ideas and explains the new amazing scientific theories t... I highly recommend this book. This man destroys my mind! He speaks of physics, cosmology, math and science in an unbelievable easy and effortless manner. He communicates his ideas and explains the new amazing scientific theories that urge to discover the mystery of life and evolution, hyperspace, invisibility, the different dimentions of the universe and anti-universes, anti-matter and overcomming the speed of light, the extraordinary string theory and the membrane theory and so, so much more i could write all day. As a newbie physics enthusiast, Dr Kaku has expended my mind, thoughts and knowledge with his wonderfully contagious cutting edge writting and i am hungry for more. This book is sure to make an excellent gift, absolutely fascinating.

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  • I recommend this book for anyone who thinks Science and Theology can't share the same plate. A look into one of the greatest minds in Physics and his personal conception of a higher power.

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  • Tyson, Liu and Irion are some of the best astronomers and science communicators around today, and their book "One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos" is a brilliantly written and accessible book for anyone fascinated in what's around... Tyson, Liu and Irion are some of the best astronomers and science communicators around today, and their book "One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos" is a brilliantly written and accessible book for anyone fascinated in what's around us, what makes things tick and the natural order of the universe. They take complex ideas and theories and make them understandable, they reduce the immense scope of the universal physics and present it in a way that doesnt detract from the immensity of scale. A briliant book.

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  • Its title is right, there really isn't any pain with Quaum Theory, especially if Marcus Chown is the one writing about it. Came away from this with the perfect amount of understand on the subject for a lay-person. Give this to you... Its title is right, there really isn't any pain with Quaum Theory, especially if Marcus Chown is the one writing about it. Came away from this with the perfect amount of understand on the subject for a lay-person. Give this to your six year old if you want them to be a quantum physicist - I wish my mum had.

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