Universe on a T-Shirt by Dan Falk
The Quest for the Theory of Everything

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No scientific quest is as exciting and elusive as the search to understand the Universe. Falk's book places this search in its historical context, tracing the quest from its roots in ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, through the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, up to the excitement of "string theory" and today's efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity. With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk's enlightening and entertaining book is aimed very much for the general reader. The search for a Unified Theory is full of quirky personalities, interesting tales, and moments of brilliance-high science and high drama.
 

About Dan Falk

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Dan Falkis an award-winning science writer and broadcaster who has received the prestigious Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers and the Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy from the American Institute of Physics for his documentary work. He is also the author of In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
 
Published January 23, 2004 by Arcade Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The book as a whole offers an accessible, if cursory, overview of the history of physics (it's the kind of book that refers to atoms as "nature's Lego® set" and has an occasional topical one-panel comic embedded in the text) and is a reasonable introduction to physics past and present for readers...

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The Space Review

The continued pursuit for a Theory of Everything will doubtless continue to shape space science and astronomy, and the spacecraft missions associated with them, for decades to come.

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To be honest I'm reading books faster than I can review them -- I have a huge ...

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