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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

The Theory of Everything

Three books examine our insatiable need to explain the nature of the universe.

Peter Calamai

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality

Brian Greene

Random House of Canada

569 pages, hardcover

ISBN: 0375412883

Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

Lee Smolin

Basic Books

245 pages, softcover

ISBN: 0465078362

Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything

Dan Falk

Viking Canada

246 pages, hardcover

ISBN: 0670043354

Peter Calamai has been a foreign correspondent, national reporter and editorial page editor for Southam newspapers and, most recently, science reporter and columnist for the Toronto Star. He is now freelancing to avoid the catastrophe of retirement.