"... a concise, authoritative, well written review of physics, in all of its branches from Newton to Hawking ... has a truly excellent glossary ..." -- Australian & New Zealand Physicist
"... sets out the basic ideas of physics in a readable style which will commend itself to the general reader, high-school students and non-scientists." -- ASLIB Book Guide
"...Roger Blin-Stoyle is not only a dedicated educationalist but also a distinguished physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society. Eureka! ... communicates his enthusiasm in 200 pages that range convincingly from everyday experience to cosmology and philosophy. The writing is always lucid, sometimes formal. Highly recommend for all you interested laypersons - and as an excellent overview for sixth-formers and students." -- New Scientist
"I enjoyed reading this book - and being able to dip in and out at various points without losing the overall picture. It was particularly good to find clear and understandable explanations of the recent developments from quarks and the big bang to theories of everything." -- Post Sixteen Science Issues
"Roger Blin-Stoyle attempts to cover the whole of physics for a wide readership, ranging from school students to university teachers, not forgetting any members of the public who wish to know about the subject. But the target that he hits with unerring accuracy is probably the undergraduate who needs any overview of the whole of physics, or a school teacher who needs simple explanations of difficult concepts with everyday examples that are easy to visualize ... eminently enjoyable ... strongly recommend to physicists and non-physicists alike." -- Physics World
"This remarkable book ... should be .. in the library ... teachers of sixth forms, and a few of their students would feel the book well worth the price as a compact review or reference text." -- School Science Review
This is an accessible introduction to the subject of physics, and how it underpins our understanding of the physical world today. Starting with an initial description of what physics represents from the micro- to the macroscopic, Roger Blin-Stoyle takes the reader on a tour of Newton's Laws, the nature of matter, explaining how the physical world works and how physics may affect our nature understanding.