By Steven Weinberg
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling writer of the 1st 3 mins describes the grand quest for a unifying idea of nature--one that may clarify occasions as disparate because the unity contained in the atom and the gravitational tug among the solar and Earth.
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Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature by Steven Weinberg