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"Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."—Sir Arthur Eddington. For more than a century, The New York Times has been helping intelligent readers understand the sometime dizzying discoveries of physicists and astronomers. To create this large scale, 576-page book, editor Cornelia Dean (Against the Tide; Am I Making Myself Clear?) selected 125 articles from the Newspaper of Record's award-winning science coverage to illuminate momentous matter and, for that matter, antimatter. The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy untangles string theory; discerns the physics of traffic jams; probes the brain of Einstein; and explains why the recent Higgs Boson breakthrough is so important. A fine gift for science buffs young and old.