Fearful symmetry: the search for beauty in modern physics

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Princeton University Press, Jul 30, 2007 - Philosophy - 356 pages
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Fearful 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 twentieth-century physics. In the end, we stand in awe before the grand vision of modern physics--one 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 - Goodreads

The 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 - Goodreads

Yes, 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

Contents

In Search of Beauty
3
Marriage of Time and Space
51
A Happy Thought
76
Copyright

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