Summary: An ‘introductory’ look at superstring theory and the quest for a unified theory of physics.
Every once in a while I feel like I need to try to read something completely outside my comfort zone. Actual science is outside my comfort zone.
Brian Greene has a number of books about physics. He is a working physicist and is known for his popular level books about physics.
The Elegant Universe is an attempt at trying to explain string theory. I really did get something out of it. But it is so far above my understanding, I feel like I understand about one paragraph out of 20.
I borrowed this from the library so I do not feel like I wasted my money. And I think that this probably is a good introduction for people with more science background. But I gave up about 60 percent of the way through.
I picked up The Little Book of String Theory more than two years ago when it was on sale. So the next time I get in my head to try again, I will try that one. But this attempt did not give me much hope.