Re: Books
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 14:33:20 -0500

>I'd like to know if any of the ASA participants have read any of the following
>books and, if so, if you'd recommend them (or consider them a waste of $).
>- The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know About Human Evolution,
>Ian Tattersall
>- At Home in the Universe, Stuart Kauffman
>- The Emporer's New Mind, Roger Penrose
>- Shadows of the Mind, Roger Penrose
>- Hyperspace:A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and
>the Tenth Dimension, Michio Kikau
>Thanks in advance,
>Steve Anonsen

I have read Hyperspace and enjoyed it, although I enjoyed the book Black
Holes and Time Warps by Kip Thorne more. The Thorne book is more historical
with some interesting anecdotes.

Hyperspace is much easier to read than the Emperor's New Mind which I
started but have not yet found the time to finish. If you are interested in
exploring the possibility of higher dimensions and their status in moder
physics, this is a good, readable, introduction.
Dr. David Ziegler
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Hannibal-Lagrange College
Hannibal, MO 63401