Sarah, you might check out physicist/author Brian Greene for a more up-to-date explanation about what might be going on with the universe, or google Superstring Theory. I am a professional cellist who reads nonmathematical physics (I had some calculus a long time ago, but it's as rusty as my German), and I enjoyed his work. I also found Kip Thorne's book, which is somewhat older, very edifying... For a very general science history, try Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything", and for a fascinating introduction to the emergent science sometimes called "Chaos Theory", try James Gleick's "Chaos"! I am doing titles from memory away from home, and hope I have spelled everybody correctly...

And most importantly, thank you for what you do, and for both your and your husband's effort and sacrifice on my behalf. I could not hope to do what I do without the protective shield our armed forces provide, and I am mindful of it. Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for the window onto your world your blogging provides.



Posted by piercello at December 30, 2005 02:25 AM