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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Decoding The Universe

Book #11 on my '07 reading list was Charles Seife's Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, From Our Brains to Black Holes.

Throughably readable, Seife's book starts off a bit slowly, but really kicks into gear over the second half as he somehow manages to lucidly explain the black magic that is quantum physics. Not often you can find a book that's enjoyable to read and will bump your IQ up a good 10 points at the same time. Good stuff.

Salon Review <-- recommended for a good discussion of the book
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Blogger Gator Duck said...

You might enjoy a book I'm currently reading. I have found it absolutely fascinating. "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality" by Brian Greene.

http://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Cosmos-Space-Texture-Reality/dp/0375412883

9:58 AM

 
Blogger Jamie said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I've read earlier Brian Greene books, but haven't had a chance to check out the new one yet. Looks like I should add it to my list :-)

11:06 AM

 

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