I first read this book nearly 10 years ago and it started me down a path of exploration that hasn't ended yet. Read it, and then look at its bibliography, and read a few of those books. I first picked it up because it was quoted in another book I love. I have no technical training in this area but I understood it and loved it. Very mind expanding!!!
This is one of those books that end up profoundly affecting your life and your world view. I changed the direction of my career because of things I read in here. Take a chance and read it. You will never view the world quite the same again. It led me to read at least ten more books that were mentioned in it and they were great too. Reading this book is really a worthwhile way to spend your time.