I don┤t read very often, so me recommending a book is pretty unusual. I┤m an ENFP, so me telling people to read about Physics is even more unusual. There is one comforting thing though. You can feel safe knowing that if I believed this recommendation would scar you for life, my value system would not let me do it.
Firstly this is for people interested in Physics. And I have recommended it, because in just over 100 pages of light reading, I now understand the fundamentals of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), and what the LHC and standard model is all about. And in a way this book seems like something that should be a must before even commenting or being skeptical about people┤s searches for crazy particles.
Richard Feynman was one of the most significant Physicists of the 20th century, and QED is one of the most significant theories of the 20th century. As he put it in the book, most of us are still back arguing the physics of the 1920s. We learn it in school. We are trained in the mistakes of it. And I think most people escape it to arguing relativity, quantum mechanics, etc. There are philosophy classes and physics students playing with issues that were gone before the 50s. And there┤s this great mysticism and media mess that obscures things that are actually quite simple. In fact after reading the book, QED seems far more intuitive and simple and obvious than the things we learn in school. The results of it can get crazily complicated, but I love the way Feynman sees the world.
The book is quite an easy read for physics students/enthusiasts, NTs, and at a lesser level for the layman. It was actually aimed at the layman. And I┤m guessing will give the same insight to the layman, without maybe the same wow connections in understanding.
Thanks for reading