Conceived as three companion volumes that form an introduction to the central ideas of the modern natural sciences, these books--intelligent, informative, and accessible--are an excellent source for those who have no technical knowledge of the subject.
Praise for "The Fabric of the Heavens":
"I cannot remember when I last went through a book, any book, with such all-devouring zest. What is more, even the most complex technicalities are reduced to a positively crystalline clarity: If I can understand them, anyone can. "The Fabric of the Heavens" is, in every sense of the word, an eye-opener."--Peter Green, "The Yorkshire Post"
"Not until the last chapter of the book is the reader] allowed to think again wholly as a modern man has become accustomed, by common sense, to think. The discipline is admirably suited to the authors' task, and cunningly devised for the reader's edification--and, indeed, for his delight."--"Physics Today"
Praise for "The Architecture of Matter":
""The Architecture of Matter" is to be warmly recommended. It is that rare achievement, a lively book which at the same time takes the fullest possible advantage of scholarly knowledge."--Charles C. Gillespie, "New York Times Book Review"
"One is impressed by the felicity of the examples and by the lively clarity with which significant experiments and ideas are explained. . . . No other history of science is so consistently challenging."--"Scientific American"
Praise for "The Discovery of Time":
"A subject of absorbing interest . . . is presented not as a history of science, but as a chapter in the history of ideas from the ancient Greeks to our own time."--"Times Literary Supplement"