Something Deeply Hidden is that rare science nonfiction book that’s both easy to understand and incredibly complex. This is quantum mechanics like you’ve never seen, laid out in an understandable fashion. With a combination of history, basic explanations, and visual aids that simplify its complexities, Carroll presents an essential guide to this mysterious field.
I’ll admit I was nervous as I started reading the book. At first glance, the subject matter seems too dense for a basic human without any scientific background. As you read, it slowly starts to make sense until you’re nodding along at things you never thought you’d learn. One of the most fascinating aspects of the book is the history behind quantum physics and how it came to be. It’s nearly impossible to imagine a group of people coming up with these kinds of theories but here we are.
Above all, you’ll learn so many things about the mysteries of the universe. I continue to have trouble wrapping my head around this fascinating field of science but I feel a big step closer after reading this thoughtfully written guide to everything quantum mechanics.
Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
By Sean Carroll
Published by Dutton
NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.