Thursday, July 24, 2008
Breaking into Science
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, by Stephen Hawking: I've heard of this book, and Stephen Hawking, for years, and I've finally picked up the book for real. It's a lot shorter and easier to read than I originally thought. I feel like I have an advantage because I've taken general physical science in high school and college, so this book feels like an overall in-depth review that connects all the theories and discoveries better than I've ever been taught them before. Hawking's writing is very clear and easy to understand. I can't still can't quite fathom the twin paradox yet, but I feel like I especially understand the history of discoveries of the properties of the universe a lot better.