"Goldberg belongs to the science-is-boring school of popularizers, so he peppers his text with jokes, apologies, digressions and cutesy asides ('In which I set everything up, so it's probably best not to skip ahead'), but tolerant readers will learn a great deal about the current state of physics and cosmology."
Goldberg (Physics/Drexel Univ.; A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty
, 2010, etc.) delivers relentlessly cheerful but comprehensible explanations of a dozen profound features of the universe.
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