The success of books written on specialised subjects usually depends on their ability to communicate complex ideas to the layman. The few passages where this book fails to do that can be forgiven due to the complexity of the subjects.

The six numbers in the title refers to six numbers which appear in equations which physicists use to describe the universe. The book investigates what type of universe would exist should these numbers differ, even slightly, from our current estimates and it is certainly an interesting and stimulating read.

The books main strength though is that it gives the reader the tools to understand the vastness of the universe and the tiny and weird world of quantum mechanics. Just Six Numbers gives the reader a new perspective and raises as many questions as it answers, as it should.

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