Book Review: The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene
This book has done the best job of any other I've read of breaking down complicated physics topics and making them somewhat understandable (although there were still times I got lost). The author is a Colombia University professor who spoke at BYU last year. The book would be enjoyable for anybody with something of an interest in cosmology; however, the section on quantum mechanics is a must-read for everybody. Previously, the premises of quantum mechanics didn't seem that far-fetched to me (the whole bit about not knowing the particle's position and velocity simultaneously didn't strike me as that odd), but after he described it in different terms it took me a day to get over having my view of reality radically jolted. Highly recommended.