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The Fabric of the Cosmos (Paperback, New Ed)

Brian Greene

Series: Penguin Press Science S.

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From the bestselling author of The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene's The Fabric of the Cosmos takes us on an irresistible and revelatory journey through the biggest of the big questions. What is reality? Could we exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? What are the limits of the universe? Brian Greene has made the mysteries of space and time accessible to millions with his acclaimed writings and award-winning TV series. Now he reveals a world more beautiful and bizarre than we could have imagined, where 'dark matter' reigns, space warps and wiggles through eleven dimensions, minute particles dance, fizz and teleport across vast distances, everything is made of vibrating strings and, like an ant on a lily-pad, we may be floating on a sliver of spacetime. Revealing new layers of reality that lie just beneath the surface of our everyday lives, this grand tour of the universe will make you look at the world in a completely new way. 'A must-read' Sunday Times 'Greene takes us to the limits of space and time' Guardian 'Sends the reader's imagination hurtling through the universe on an astonishing ride' The New York Times Brian Greene is well known to many fans as a populariser of theoretical physics. He is the author of the bestselling books about string theory, The Elegant Universe, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he has taught at both Harvard and Cornell and has been Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University since 1996.


Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Penguin Press Science S.
Release date: February 2005
First published: February 2005
Authors: Brian Greene
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 569
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-101111-0
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Cosmology & the universe
LSN: 0-14-101111-4
Barcode: 9780141011110

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Wed, 19 Dec 2007 | Review by: Paul K

This is a superb account of the current state of physics, covering (inter alia) Newtonian Dynamics, Special and General Relativity, particle physics, Quantum Mechanics and String Theory. Rather than clutter the main text with mathematics, Brian Greene includes copious and detailed footnotes at the end ; the result is a book that can be enjoyed by anybody, regardless of your level of expertise. He tackles extremely complex issues in a simple and elegant fashion, and provides many explanatory illustrations in the text.

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