The Brain Is Wider Than the Sky

By Mike Smoody

Books and television specials devoted to explaining the latest discoveries in modern physics.

  • The Fabric of the Cosmos : space, time, and the texture of reality

    by Greene

    Considering how mind blowing physics can be, it's important to remember that tried and true physical theories are grounded in experiment and observation. This wonderful book explains for the non-expert those theories which have shaped modern notions of space and time. It's awe inspiring to learn how Einstein's relativity continues to be confirmed and seems to be an inexhaustible well of inspiration to modern researchers.

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  • The Hidden Reality : parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos

    2011 by B Greene

    Do you want to stretch your imagination really far, as in, beyond the universe far? This book will do the trick. Greene, who is in my opinion the best popular science writer around, describes each parallel universe whose hypothetical existence is implied by modern theories.

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  • Cosmos: a spacetime odyssey

    2014 by Neil Tyson

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, the face of contemporary physics, takes on his most ambitious project in the realm of popular science. I have seen Carl Sagan's Cosmos, and though I liked it very much, it could use an update in two senses: the physics itself, and the dated graphics. Tyson's Cosmos is the ticket.

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  • The Edge of the Sky : all you need to know about the all-there-is

    2014 by Roberto Trotta

    This is a curious and charming book. The author successfully attempts to describe big ideas about the universe using only the one thousand most commonly used words in the English language. Such a constraint makes Trotta's prose sound almost like poetry.

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  • A Universe from Nothing : why there is something rather than nothing

    2012 by Lawrence Maxwell Krauss

    Really? Nothing? Indeed. Krauss explains how cosmic origins can be explained by quantum mechanics. Alas, the empirical search for the origins of the universe lead to some eternal philosophical and theological questions. Krauss caused a lot of controversy with his book and I'm sure the debate over the exact nature of 'nothing' will continue until the end of time.

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  • Physics of the Future : how science will shape human destiny and our daily lives by the year 2100

    2011 by Michio Kaku

    Who doesn't have an opinion about what the world will be like in the 22nd century? I actually don't, but if you would like to take an imaginative trip to see how yet to be realized technology might shape the future this book is for you. It's a light, popular science book by Kaku, a familiar face on pop science television shows.

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