Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constants numbers and
values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed
of light, and the masses of elementary particles. In The Constants
of Nature, Cambridge Professor and bestselling author John D.Barrow
takes us on an exploration of these governing principles. Drawing
on physicists such as Einstein and Planck, Barrow illustrates with
stunning clarity our dependence on the steadfastness of these
principles. But he also suggests that the basic forces may have
been radically different during the universe s infancy, and
suggests that they may continue a deeply hidden evolution. Perhaps
most tantalizingly, Barrow theorizes about the realities that might
one day be found in a universe with different parameters than our
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