Summary

Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.
©2007 Lawrence M. Krauss (P)2014 Dogma Debate, LLC
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By Amazon Customer on 04-04-16

Great listen for an inquisitive science enthusiast

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it wasn't too long and most of the topics were exciting and interesting. Everything from galactic to subatomic scales were covered and plenty of effort was made to relate physics to our everyday lives.

I'm no physicist, and although some sections were challenging to listen to, I didn't feel lost for long and it didn't stop me enjoying the other parts of the book both before and after.

At times I felt Dr Krauss made a few slips in his delivery and more attention could have been given from the editor/producer, but this didn't significantly impact on my enjoyment. You can hear the passion and humour in the delivery, so definitely not a dull physics book.

Thanks, Dr Krauss.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Samuel Smith on 02-02-15

A world of spherical cows

Lawrence Krauss gives a fascinating insight into the the mind of a physicist. The book gives an account of how some of the major breakthroughs in science came to fruition. Krauss shows the power of science in its ability formulate ideas which actually turn out to be true. Some of the chapters are challenging for the non-scientist and may require a second read, but science was never meant to be trivial. Having said that, It's astonishing how some of seemingly the most complex of problems can be broken down into much simpler ones once you pass that problem over to a physicist . Highly recommend this book, particularly for those just starting out a career in science.

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By Sian Rouse-Watson on 29-06-15

Informative and entertaining

Just as its title suggests this is a great introduction to physics for those who believe they don't have a sufficient background in science or maths to begin to understand what physicists are discovering about our world and the universe in which we live.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Yuki N. Nishimura on 10-03-15

Great book, rushed reading

The content of the book was excellent, but it was a bit overshadowed by the rush of reading. I think the reader which also the author (which is always very cool) wanted to show excitements through his methods of reading but it felt more hurried than anything.

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