No scientific quest is as exciting and elusive as the search to understand the Universe. Falk's book places this search in its historical context, tracing the quest from its roots in ancient Greece to the 21st century, through the breakthroughs of Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, up to the excitement of "string theory" and today's efforts to merge quantum theory with general relativity. With as much emphasis on history as on science, Falk's enlightening and entertaining book is aimed very much for the general reader. The search for a Unified Theory is full of quirky personalities, interesting tales, and moments of brilliance-high science and high drama.
From the sages of ancient Greece, through Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, great minds have toiled to understand the Universe. AFB Alexander Scourby Award-winner Mark Ashby is appealing and performs without unnecessary flourishes as he entertains and enlightens with Prominent Canadian science writer and broadcaster Dan Falk’s explanation of the history and ideas that pave the way in the quest for a "Unified Theory". Great thinkers, quirky personalities, interesting tales, scientific breakthroughs have all been the background to today’s attempts to merge quantum theory and general relativity.
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