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About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
by Paul Davies
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars About time really means much ado about nothing, April 23 2000
Dr. Davies, although profoundly eloquent, doesn't add anything new to the peculiar notion of "Einstein's Time". The book starts out strong with an overview of what was put forth in the late 19th and 20th centuries, but stalls when asked the question "what have you done for me lately". I found the total lack of anything mathematically orientated suspect. Perhaps Davies own views and interpretations of others' work are hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of tremendous vocabulary, which inevitably transformed into hopeless banter. All and all, if this book ended around page 100 (out of 300 or so), it would be stronger. If you enjoy essays of this length, pick up this book, the price is right.

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