'Its scope is, appropriately, vast' Nature
The Holy Grail of modern scientists is 'The Theory of Everything', which will contain all that can be known about the Universe - the magic formula that Einstein spent his life searching for and failed to find. In this elegant and exciting book, John D. Barrow challenges the quest for ultimate explanation.
“An exhilarating journey that cuts across a vast terrain of conceptual landmarks: from physics to metaphysics, mathematics to philosophy, and from mythology to theology... Without a doubt an important, engaging and highly literate book”
“Bridges the gab between the research frontiers of theoretical physics and the aspirations of man to understand what is going on”
Times Literary Supplement
“Engaging and accessible”
“Theories of Everything is a beautifully written and thoughtful attempt to make sense of this difficult area of enquiry”
“What an elegant exposition lies here: not for everyone, to be sure, but for those familiar with astronomer Barrow's rich background in mathematics and in the history and philosophy of science, a treasure of learning and insight”