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Publisher's Summary

Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.
©2007 Lawrence M. Krauss (P)2014 Dogma Debate, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sian Rouse-Watson on 06-29-15

Informative and entertaining

Just as its title suggests this is a great introduction to physics for those who believe they don't have a sufficient background in science or maths to begin to understand what physicists are discovering about our world and the universe in which we live.

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By Yuki N. Nishimura on 03-10-15

Great book, rushed reading

The content of the book was excellent, but it was a bit overshadowed by the rush of reading. I think the reader which also the author (which is always very cool) wanted to show excitements through his methods of reading but it felt more hurried than anything.

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By Samuel Smith on 02-02-15

A world of spherical cows

Lawrence Krauss gives a fascinating insight into the the mind of a physicist. The book gives an account of how some of the major breakthroughs in science came to fruition. Krauss shows the power of science in its ability formulate ideas which actually turn out to be true. Some of the chapters are challenging for the non-scientist and may require a second read, but science was never meant to be trivial. Having said that, It's astonishing how some of seemingly the most complex of problems can be broken down into much simpler ones once you pass that problem over to a physicist . Highly recommend this book, particularly for those just starting out a career in science.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Andrzej Rutkowski on 07-15-17

disappointing delivery of fascinating subjects

It is so important to be scientifically literate, and Krauss is one of the most prominent popularisers of science, which is why I eagerly purchased this book. It talks about the most bizarre and difficult to understand matters in physics, and although the first part is quite accessible for someone who has no idea about physics, starting from second part, it feels like the author assumes the listener is quite versed in the matter.
Usually, it is a magnificent thing when the author narrates his own work, but I must admit, Krauss does at best a very poor job. His enunciation is really bad, he stutters a fair amount, breaking up the sentences and distracting from the merit.

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By Blake on 06-20-17

Krauss has a staunch paradigm

Would you try another book written by Lawrence M. Krauss or narrated by Lawrence M. Krauss and David Smalley ?

Yeah of course i like krauss

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The least interesting is Krauss himself in this case.
A lot of the things he has against the church, religion and specifically christianity are no different than a curious 13 year old who is becoming skeptical, perhaps it is necessary, but i wish he would delve deeper into philosophy.

What three words best describe Lawrence M. Krauss and David Smalley ’s performance?

A good attempt.

Could you see Fear of Physics being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

I have been religious and then skeptical, i then left religion and became an atheist for some time.
But on reflection now, the religious people i was involved with were not bad, they were not like some of the negative forces we see throughout the world.

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