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François Cantin "Francois" (Quebec, Canada)

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Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Price: CDN$ 1.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book, well worth the effort, March 23 2015
I found this book both fascinating and challenging. I recommand it to anyone who is willing to take the time to understand the subject - it goes further into the details than some previous books I'd read (mostly from Stephen Hawking). As such, it required more concentration but rewards such efforts very well.

Its first sections describe established science regarding relativity and quantum mechanics. Though I'd already read about the basics of quantum mechanics before, it's such a bizarre field that I find additional and different explanations to be invaluable. It went deeper into the details than what I was used to, for instance giving a more satisfying explanation of the weak and strong nuclear forces than I'd ever read.

These sections prepare us for the heart of the subject : the big problems to solve in contemporary physics and the multi-dimensional models which aim to solve them. This required even more concentration to follow, but I was glad to have gone along Lisa's journey. They are certainly intriguing ideas, and I will be excited to find out if any of them are proven in experiments. This is a truly great book.

Warrior Prophet
Warrior Prophet
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible novel, Jan. 31 2005
This review is from: Warrior Prophet (Hardcover)
This second tome of The Prince of Nothing series is a more than worthy successor of The Darkness that Comes Before. With the Holy War on the march, all the characters briefly introduced in Book One come to life here and play their sometimes surprising role. This novel is much more action-packed than the first ; whereas The Darkness that Comes Before comprised one major battle, The Warrior-Prophet is filled with a lot of battles, each as gripping as the Battle of Kiyuth - yet the essential elements of the first tome, such as the philosophical background, are still very present. In answer to a previous review, whereas this second novel does show some despair and suffering as the Consult's disastrous plans are set in motion and the Holy War is put to test, there is also and foremost hope beyond despair, friendship beyond loss ; there is much more to this novel than betrayal and starvation. If you liked The Darkness that Comes Before, you just can't miss The Warrior-Prophet !

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