An understanding of nature's final laws may be within our grasp - a way of explaining forces and symmetries and articles that does not require further explanation. 'This starting point, to which all explanations can be traced, is what I mean by a final theory', says Steven Weinberg in this extraordinary book. In it he discusses beauty, the weakness of philosophy, the best ideas in physics and the honour of accepting a world without god.
"Highly literate, comprehensive, challenging, a survey of an exciting and extraordinary field of enquiry by one of its leading figures"
Wienberg has reached the pinnacle of scientific succes - the Nobel Prize - he writes clearly and with confidence, imbuing the reader with an irresistible sense that one is in the hands of a master physicist at play Sunday Times Highly literate, comprehensive, challenging, a survey of an exciting and extraordinary field of enquiry by one of its leading figures Financial Times A truly important book, one which tries to change our minds... A magnificently honest piece of work Times Literary Supplement This is a brilliant book Daily Telegraph