Book Beginnings: The Elegant Universe

Calling it a cover-up would be far too dramatic.
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

What a beginning?! Especially for a long, non-fiction book about science. My physics teacher, five years ago in high school, had us watch a NOVA documentary about this theory that is gaining more and more popularity to be a “theory of everything”, string theory. The whole title of the book is The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory. Now I don’t pretend that I am anything of a physics-whiz 🙂 I did pass the class, but Nick had to help me a lot, which made me mad because he tried teaching me calculus ways to do physics which the physics teacher wasn’t using! So confusing… Anyway, this book is supposed to be written for average people, like me, so it shouldn’t be too confusing. And, if it is, I don’t HAVE to read it. I just want to try 😀 The theory is really interesting, so I’d like to read more about it. I’ll let ya know, but this might be a book I give up if I can’t understand it

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How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday.

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4 thoughts on “Book Beginnings: The Elegant Universe

  1. Bev says:

    Well…if it’s NOT a cover-up, then what is it? Hmmm. Pretty intriguing.

    Here’s my Beginning: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/book-beginnings-on-friday.html

  2. mostraum says:

    A nonfiction book. Great, I should read more of those too, and I do find astronomy interesting.

    Here’s mine: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/book-beginnings-on-friday-march-4th-2011/

    • Kristie says:

      Well, this book isn’t exactly about astronomy. It’s about theoretical physics, trying to combine together quantum mechanics (small stuff) and general relativity (big stuff) under one theory, since the two separate theories conflict as of right now. I’ve read the first chapter already and they didn’t completely lose me, so I’m glad I can understand some physics 🙂

  3. Katy says:

    That is an interesting way to start a non-fiction book. It sounds like it is pretty readable.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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