This uncommon book deals with the most important aspects of physics from a new philosophical perspective. It provides only a brief treatment of those key aspects, however, and can be read as an introductory book in physics without taking into account the first chapters, dedicated to the philosophy of physics.

The book has eleven chapters dealing with relativity, quantum physics, atoms, photons, symmetries and Higgs boson. It is recommended for anyone who wants to understand physics a little bit more deeply than in a typical undergraduate course, but is not a substitute for a serious course in physics for undergraduate or graduate students.

Review by Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute in Microtechnology, Romania

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