I can explain everything
Date: Monday, August 16, 2004 @ 21:46:17 GMT Topic: Science
Distinguished mathematician Roger Penrose has written a thousandpage explanation of physics that rivals Newton's Principia in its scope and ambition
Robin McKie, Sunday August 15, 2004  The Observer
"...His consciousness books have led directly to The Road to Reality. 'Colleagues liked my equations but not the contentious stuff about the mind and urged me to write a straightforward book on physics. I thought it would be a simple scissors job but it didn't work out that way.'
In the end, Penrose, who was 73 last week, produced a great, fat, black hole of a book that makes Bill Bryson's 600page A Short History of Nearly Everything look like a theatre programme. It weighs more than 3lbs and its 1,094 pages are packed with equations and artwork  drawn freehand by Penrose  of Riemann surfaces, singularities and other mathematical oddities. It is a vast, formidable undertaking that covers the entire gamut of physics, from Greek astronomy to superstring theory.
As one reviewer remarked: 'The book took Penrose eight years to complete, and it will take some readers just as long to understand him.' Certainly, the book has it all: calculus, quantum mechanics, relativity, the big bang, string theory and just about anything ever written that has a number in it. If you want to know what makes the universe tick, you will find it here. Not bad for a gormless loungebar poser."
Read the whole article at: Penrose

