Knocking On Heaven's Door

Knocking On Heaven's Door book coverKnocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World

Lisa Randall. Ecco Press at HarperCollins, Sept. 2011 (Hardcover, Kindle Edition, MP3 CD; Paperback [2012]); Random House, Sept. 2011 (Paperback)

Translations:

Arabic: Arab Foundation for Education 
Brazil: Companhia das Letras, (2013)
China: Cheers Media LLC (2011); Chongqing Publishing House (2016)
Germany: Fischer, (2012)
Italy: Il Saggiatore (2012)
Japan: NHK Publishing, (2014)
Korea: Science Books (2015)
Poland: Proszynski (2013)
Russia: Alpina, (2014)
Spain: Acantilado (2013)
Turkey: ALFA (2016)
UK: The Bodley Head (2011); Vintage Paperback (2012)
Vietnam: Tre (forthcoming)
Audio: Tantor (2011)

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Reviews

  • Santa Barbara Independent: “Lisa Randall Writes a Book of Big, Mind-Bending Ideas,” by Brian Tanguay, Feb. 25, 2014. [article]
  • The Sunday Times (London): “Pick of the Paperbacks,” Dec. 9, 2012. [article]
  • PhysicsDatabase.com: Oct. 12, 2012. [article]
  • Badische Zeitung: “Unvorstellbare Dimensionen,” July 13, 2012. [article]
  • hansjobst.at: by Hans Jobst, Apr. 2012. [pdf]
  • Das Magazin: “Zu schön, um falsch zu sein,” Apr. 2012. [pdf]
  • Main Post: “Ein kleiner Streifzug durch Neuerscheinungen auf dem Buchmarkt,” Apr. 15, 2012. [article]
  • Harvard Magazine: “Off the Shelf,” Jan./Feb. 2012. [article]
  • Portland Book Review: by Michael Barton, Dec. 15, 2011. [article]
  • City Book Review: by Jennifer Ochs, Dec. 5, 2011. [pdf]
  • CERN Courier: by Barbara Warmbein, Nov. 23, 2011. [article]
  • Science: “As Far as Her Eyes Can See,” by Michael Shermer, Nov. 11, 2011. [article]
  • Symmetry Magazine: “Lisa Randall’s Chicago Appearance Is One for the Books,” by Mike Perricone, Nov. 8, 2011. [article]
  • American Scientist: “Exploring Matter and the Cosmos,” by Peter Pesic, Nov. 1, 2011. [article]
  • Charleston Post and Courier: “Physics Gets Down to Earth,” by Lisa Isringhausen, Oct. 30, 2011. [article]
  • SPACE.com: “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Physicist Probes Mysteries of the Universe,” by Clara Moskowitz, Oct. 14, 2011. [article]
  • The Daily Beast: “When Particles Collide,” by Alexander Fabry, Oct. 10, 2011. [article]
  • New York Times Book Review: Oct. 9, 2011. [article]
  • New York Times: “Will the Large Hadron Collider Explain Everything?” by Jim Holt, Oct. 7, 2011. [article]
  • New Scientist: “An Insider’s Guide to Modern Particle Physics,” by Michael Brooks, Sept. 29, 2011. [article]
  • New York Journal of Books: by Parminder Basran, Sept. 2011. [article]
  • Independent: by Manjit Kumar, Sept. 2011. [pdf]
  • Sunday Times: by Christopher Potter, Sept. 2011. [pdf]
  • Christopher Potter Blog: by Christopher Potter, Sept. 2011. [pdf]
  • Times Higher Education: by Athene Donald, Sept. 2011. [article]
  • Booklist: Sept. 2011. [pdf]
  • Kirkus Reviews: June 2011. [article]
  • Publisher’s Weekly: by Suzanne Mantell, May 2011. [article]

Accolades

  • The Sunday Times (London): Science Book of the Year, Dec. 2012. [article]
  • Discovery News: “A Little Light Reading: 2011 in Physics Books,” by Jennifer Ouellette, Jan. 2012. [article]
  • About.com Physics: “Five Great Science Book Gift Ideas,” by Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Dec. 2011. [article]
  • Scientific American Book Club: Top 11 Books of ’11, Dec. 27, 2011.
  • New Scientist: Book of the Year, Dec. 2011.
  • Indigo: Best of 2011: Non-Fiction, Dec. 2011. [pdf]
  • New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2011, Nov. 2011. [article]
  • Amazon Canada: Best Books of 2011, Nov. 2011. [pdf]
  • Sunday Times (of London): Science Book of the Year, Nov. 2011.
  • Independent: Book of the Week, Sept. 2011. [pdf]
  • Times Higher Education: Book of the Week, Sept. 2011. [article]
  • Time Out New York: “Critic’s Pick: Knocking on Heaven’s Door with Lisa Randall,” Sept. 2011. [pdf]
  • Smithsonian (excerpt): “Ghosts, Aliens, Quantum Gravity, Extra Dimensions, Sci Fi—and the Rules of Science,” Sept. 2011. [article]