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I’ve read a lot of books recently

11 Sep 2016, 07:11 UTC
I’ve read a lot of books recently
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[Reading relates to writing as eating relates to...]Dreams Of A Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of NatureSteven Weinberg Vintage, Reprint Edition (1994)This book appeared when I was still in high school and I didn’t take note of it then. Later it seemed too out-of-date to bother, but meanwhile it’s almost become a historical document. Written with the pretty explicit aim to argue in favor of the Superconducting Supercollider (a US-proposal for a large particle collider that was scraped in the early 90s), it’s the most flawless popular science book about theoretical physics I’ve ever come across.Weinberg’s explanations are both comprehensible and remarkably accurate. The book contains no unnecessary clutter, is both well-structured and well written, and Weinberg doesn’t hold back with his opinions, neither on religion nor on philosophy.It’s also the first time I’ve tried an audio-book. I listened to it while treadmill running. A lot of sweat went into the first chapters. But I gave up half through and bought the paperback which I read on the plane to Austin. Weinberg is one of the people I interviewed for my book.Lesson learned: Audiobooks aren’t for me.Truth And Beauty – Aesthetics and Motivations in ScienceSubrahmanyan ChandrasekharUniversity ...

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