The Complete Idiot's Guide to String TheoryBook - 2008
A number of new scientific instruments will be able to test aspects of the theory over the next few years- the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and priciest particle accelerator ever built, and NASA's GLAST satellite and the European Space Agency's Planck satellite, which will check whether space is, at the deepest level, a grid rather than a continuum. So it is an ideal time for a book summarizing where string theory and its alternatives stand, especially for people who'd like to learn about it but feel intimated by other offerings.
In The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory , readers will find-Clear explanations of Einstein's theories of relativity and of quantum mechanics. Discussions of what black holes are and how they're made. Information on how to visualize extra dimensions and how they might be observed indirectly. Explanations of the leading competing theories to string theory.