Fearful symmetry: the search for beauty in modern physicsFearful Symmetrybrings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how today's theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and whimsy, the book describes the majestic sweep and accomplishments of twentiethcentury physics. In the end, we stand in awe before the grand vision of modern physicsone of the greatest chapters in the intellectual history of humankind. 
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Review: Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics
User Review  Rachael  GoodreadsThe approach in this book to the project of contemporary physics is from a different angles than most books that start with something like trying to explain string theory. Zee argues that theoretical ... Read full review
Review: Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics (Princeton Science Library)
User Review  Bryan Higgs  GoodreadsYes, there is another "Fearful Symmetry" (the other one I've read is by the mathematician Ian Stewart). This one with a subtitle "The search for beauty in modern physics", and written by a theoretical ... Read full review
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In Search of Beauty  3 
Marriage of Time and Space  51 
A Happy Thought  76 
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