Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?)

Why Does E=mc²? (And Why Should We Care?) - Brian Cox, Jeffrey R. Forshaw From the man that bought us the 1997 New Labour election theme tune, comes a book about the origins and meaning of Einstien's E-Mc2.

The main problem with the book is there is far too much going on about 'deeper understanding' and time spent telling us how things are being explained to us poor intellectually subnormal non physicists in v e r y s i m p l e t e r m s so we can keep up.

If you can get over the condescending tone, and the jumbled narrative (too many tangents), the information is easy to comprehend - in that the book does what it reputes to do, explains why E-mc2 in language that make sense. It could, with a bit of revising, drop about 100 pages - maybe use the space to move into more of the quantum stuff, or even allow more space for more organised explanations of background information.