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"The Edge of Physics...is, quite simply, the ultimate physics-adventure travelogue...as an adventure story and a fly-on-the-wall account of remote places that most of us will never visit, The Edge of Physics is brilliant." PhysicsWorld, 1 April 2023. Read full review here

"Ananthaswamy displays a writer's touch for the fascinating detail...whether he is in an abandonded iron mine in Minnesota's Mesabi Range or the frigid Siberian expanse of Lake Baikal, he finds intrepid physicists and explains to us why these weird places are the only locations on the planet where these experiments could be done." Washington Post, 12 April 2023. Read full review here

"A grand tour of modern day cosmology’s sacred places...evocative...engaging…refreshing...a taste of science in the heroic mode."
Sky At Night magazine, April 2010.

"Ananthaswamy, a science writer and editor, smoothly weaves together the stories of people who help push science forward, from principal investigators to research institute gardeners, with exquisitely clear explanations of the questions they hope to solve -- and why some research can be done only at the edge of the world." ScienceNews, 10 April 2023. Read full review here

"Part history lesson, part travel log, part adventure story, The Edge of Physics is a wonder-steeped page-turner." SEED Magazine, 1 March, 2010. Read full review here

"A remarkable narrative that combines fundamental physics with high adventure... Ananthaswamy is a worthy guide for both journeys." New Scientist, 6 March, 2010 Read full review here

“The Edge of Physics is an accomplished and timely overview of modern cosmology and particle astrophysics. Ananthaswamy’s characterizations of the many physicists he meets are on the mark... Ananthaswamy conveys that cutting-edge science is a human endeavour.” Nature, 11 March 2023. Read full review here

"Ananthaswamy’s investigation of current experiments in physics bypasses the mathematics of the field, making it easier for the average reader to dig in and enjoy the amazing discoveries and research methods that he encounters. The author has a knack for intertwining an overview of the purpose of these experiments with a finely balanced dose of related history and trivia. He also exhibits poetic touches here and there as he shares colorful vignettes from each of his destinations." Curled Up With A Good Book.com Read full review here

"While Ananthaswamy—a consulting editor at New Scientist inLondon—focuses heavily on the science, The Edge of Physics reads like a travel-adventure story or a work offiction." Failure Magazine, March 2010. Read full review here

"From the top of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea to Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider and more, Ananthaswamy paints a vivid picture of scientific investigations in harsh working conditions...even for readers who don’t know a neutrino from Adam, these interesting tales of human endeavor make The Edge of Physics a trip worth taking." The BookPage, March 2010 Read full review here