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
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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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