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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,713 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Cox Narrator: Jeff Forshaw Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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In one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of The Theory of Relativity in recent years, Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation, exploring the principles of physics through everyday life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Hanson | 2/18/2014

    " Relatively easy reading for a very complex subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iheartbooks Nugraeni | 2/17/2014

    " interesting and nostalgic :) for these things I had learned from high school, but Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw illustrate it so much better. Great book ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ritabrata Chatterjee | 1/30/2014

    " Clearly, the best book I have read on this subject. Brian Cox is really gifted in the way he can explain such a complext subject in a simplistic approach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tsunami Noai | 1/29/2014

    " Nice read. I did not know that its not exactly "energy" that is equal to mass times the speed of light squared. However, Brian Cox tends to be very scatter brained while discussing the issues of relativity and space-time curvature. He will sometimes wander from topic to topic while discussing something in-depth and it took a bit for me to keep track of where he was. I would have also liked to have seen more math. Cox spends several paragraphs each chapter apologizing to the layman about the two to three equations he presents in the succeeding sentences and then presents an equivalent to the Pythagorean theorem. I get it Brian, you are excited to share physics with the lay man, but you don't need to assume that no one has ever had calculus or, indeed, even algebra. Give us some credit and explain things with equations. If you want to pander, give the equation and explain in detail what it means so we can chew over it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 BAKU | 1/7/2014

    " An attempt to combinte pop science with chick lit. = to : ( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Walker | 12/28/2013

    " One of the most difficult times I've had with reading a book on Physics. I really like Brian Cox but something in this made it much more complicated than it needed to be and that's not something I expect from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/25/2013

    " This book can't decide whom to please. With the predictable outcome that it pleases no one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 12/17/2013

    " Quite simply the best "popular" exposition of Quantum Mechanics that I have come across. I write as a chemistry graduate from 1972 so we did some quantum mechanics then, but it's taken then intervening 40 years to become appreciative of the subject! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Peters | 11/15/2013

    " A fun read for a Physicist. While aimed at the general public, I wonder if the book will quite resonate with the intended audience. On the other hand, I plan to recommend the book to my first year Physics class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T. | 11/3/2013

    " Cox has kind of a cult following but this gets a little too caught up in the mathematical equations, I think, for the casual reader. Read Sean Carroll's From Eternity to Here instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sourjyo | 10/20/2013

    " Lovely. Lucid and simple. Genius approach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Matthes | 9/21/2013

    " Probably the most cogent explanation of the significance and validity of Einstein's most famous theory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Micheli | 8/27/2013

    " physics and the universe put into simple terms we can all understand and appreciate "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Filipe Dias | 8/9/2013

    " A very nice book about Astronomy, Physics, Science and Scientists, that should appeal to a wide range of people as it very approachable and interesting, and sheds some light on the most well know equation in the world, how it came to be and why it's so damn important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 7/17/2013

    " Great book, very informative for those who have up to a GCSE knowledge of physics and mathematics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 6/4/2013

    " Fascinating look into the equation that we all know, but few understand... non-technical, and really interesting... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 2/20/2013

    " I learned about neutrinos from reading this book, and I have never been the same. I absolutely loved it reading it. I'm a math failure, but this book made concepts that I'd love to understand, easy to understand. 7 zillion thumbs up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Robson | 9/14/2012

    " This was a fascinating, immensely enjoyable read. Adequately explains the Theory of Relativity without romaticising the character of Einstein, without being patronizing or too complex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamessteeleii | 5/1/2012

    " A tour de force of general relativity in a format that anyone can understand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul Greenfield | 4/26/2012

    " Too much maths for me! Bryson explains it much better in A Short History of Nearly Everything "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 11/18/2011

    " It was so good, I ended it re-reading half of it right I after I finished it the first time. Many gems in the book and now I do understand special relativity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Brunskill | 10/27/2011

    " Challenging at parts (will I ever really truly "get" the concept of space-time?) but very rewarding. I felt it was a good balance of covering concepts and ideas, while digging into just enough math and science to challenge but not frighten a lay person. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mahina | 3/26/2011

    " My brain just didnt compute this as well as I hoped. I still love this professor though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iheartbooks | 3/24/2011

    " interesting and nostalgic :) for these things I had learned from high school, but Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw illustrate it so much better. Great book ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 2/24/2011

    " I learned about neutrinos from reading this book, and I have never been the same. I absolutely loved it reading it. I'm a math failure, but this book made concepts that I'd love to understand, easy to understand. 7 zillion thumbs up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 2/10/2011

    " It was an interesting book with some excellent history. It could have been half the size if it didn't keep repeating the same things over and over again. I would have liked more maths to illustrate the text. It did make me get out a book on Maxwell and his equations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/9/2011

    " Probably the most cogent explanation of the significance and validity of Einstein's most famous theory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/4/2010

    " Some of this book is interesting, but a lot of it is kind of tedious. Like the huge chapter on deriving E=mc^2, it didn't do much for me, but the rest of the book was pretty interesting. If you're into that short of thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 9/10/2010

    " Took a lot of pages to explain E=mc2 but easily read and enjoyable stuff. All the usual examples given, but I didn't get as much out of this as I thought I would "

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