An award-winning science writer traces our millennia-long effort to understand the phenomenon of gravity—the greatest mystery in physics, and a force that has shaped our universe and our minds in ways we have never fully understood.
Panek...is one of the best of the postgravitational-waves-discovery physics books for fans of popular science ... His journey through time is written in a conversational style with clear explanations ... Panek makes clear that our understanding of gravity, and of the universe itself, is rapidly accelerating ... Teen and adult readers interested in better understanding the force of gravity and gaining insight into humanity’s expanding knowledge of the universe will find this highly recommended book to be both accessible and enjoyable.
...no new mysteries were solved in the making of this book. Instead, by unfolding the succession of visions and revisions that led to our current cosmic understanding, Panek sets out to demonstrate how fundamental, and how fundamentally strange, gravity really is ... The implications are...dizzying, and Panek takes evident pleasure in the whirl of new ideas. There are multiverses and quantum dynamics, pulsars and hypothetical particles, as Panek unearths the uncommon wonder hiding behind common unintelligibility.
...an illuminating history ... Panek's thought-provoking look at gravity offers no easy answers but much to contemplate ... The Trouble with Gravity is a stimulating history of what we know, and don't know, about the mysterious force that rules the universe.