Reviews of Non-fiction Books to Read — Nature

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Seeing the sky filled with stars at night is one of the most visually stunning and thought-provoking sights on the planet. There is something about the twinkling of the universe that begs us to take a moment and consider some of the most profound mysteries of the universe. A Brief History of Time will contribute to the illumination of these mysteries by revealing the principles that govern the cosmos. Because it is written in understandable terms, it will assist even those who are not scientifically inclined in understanding why the cosmos exists, how it came to be, and what the future will look like. You will also learn about odd phenomena like as black holes, which are a kind of vacuum that draws everything (or nearly everything) toward them. Even more importantly, you will learn the mysteries of time itself, since these notes offer the answers to queries such as "how quickly is time passing?" as well as "how do we know it's moving forward?"

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Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli

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Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli

 Werner Heisenberg can't stop sneezing in the summer of 1925, which happens to be allergy season. The 23-year-old scientist flees to Helgoland, a tiny rocky island in the North Sea, in order to relieve his hay fever symptoms. He starts to ponder carefully about atoms while he is here, finally able to take a deep breath. His discoveries will have a profound impact on physics and our understanding of reality. Based on the excellent storytelling of physicist Carlo Rovelli, these notes recount the intriguing tale of how quantum mechanics came to be discovered and discovered by scientists. As you go through the book, you will learn what Heisenberg's ideas tell us about the bizarre and paradoxical world of subatomic particles, and you will see how his discoveries uncovered issues that continue to confound scientists today. Discover how hay fever helped scientists discover quantum physics, when a thing isn't actually an object, and why multiverses aren't required in these set of notes.

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