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A history of gravity, and a study of its importance and relevance to our lives, as well as its influence on other areas of science.
Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked – and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components – but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.
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Most problematic is the author’s choice to include a 30-page penultimate chapter that spends a lot of time describing anti-gravity technology... others will consider their inclusion a misstep of some gravity.Read Full Review of Gravity
Lovers of science who are not well versed in its mechanics will find this book absorbing. Recommended.Read Full Review of Gravity
...it was a word-by-word battle and eventually I had to concede defeat.Read Full Review of Gravity
Gravity by Brian Clegg is a worthwhile read and a handy primer for learning the language of a quantum theory of gravitation.Read Full Review of Gravity
All in all, it won’t appeal so much to the readers of really light weight popular science...Read Full Review of Gravity
The book entirely is a masterful and accessible survey of the field.Read Full Review of Gravity
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