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Until the End of Time - Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardcover): Brian Greene Until the End of Time - Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardcover)
Brian Greene 1
R580 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the world-renowned physicist and bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose In both time and space, the cosmos is astoundingly vast, and yet is governed by simple, elegant, universal mathematical laws. On this cosmic timeline, our human era is spectacular but fleeting. Someday, we know, we will all die. And, we know, so too will the universe itself. Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in story, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality-from the quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes-Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Yet all this understanding, which arose with the emergence of life, will dissolve with its conclusion. Which leaves us with one realization: during our brief moment in the sun, we are tasked with the charge of finding our own meaning. Let us embark.

Until the End of Time - Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardcover): Brian Greene Until the End of Time - Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardcover)
Brian Greene
R632 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse (Paperback): AL and AL, Brian Greene, Grant Morrison, Marina Warner, Sarah Perks, Bren... Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse (Paperback)
AL and AL, Brian Greene, Grant Morrison, Marina Warner, Sarah Perks, …
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Fabric of the Cosmos (Paperback, New Ed): Brian Greene The Fabric of the Cosmos (Paperback, New Ed)
Brian Greene 4
R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback, New Ed): Brian Greene The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback, New Ed)
Brian Greene
R361 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R101 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small -General Relativity and Quantum Theory - is solved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom.

The Hidden Reality - Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Paperback): Brian Greene The Hidden Reality - Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Paperback)
Brian Greene
R423 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R137 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the best-selling author of "The Elegant Universe" and "The Fabric of the Cosmos" comes his most expansive and accessible book to date--a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe?
There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different "multiverse" proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space: a multiverse in which you have an infinite number of doppelgangers, each reading this sentence in a distant universe; a multiverse comprising a vast ocean of bubble universes, of which ours is but one; a multiverse that endlessly cycles through time, or one that might be hovering millimeters away yet remains invisible; another in which every possibility allowed by quantum physics is brought to life. Or, perhaps strangest of all, a multiverse made purely of math.
Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of these parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality's true nature may be deeply hidden within them. And, with his unrivaled ability to make the most challenging of material accessible and entertaining, Greene tackles the core question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach?
Sparked by Greene's trademark wit and precision, "The Hidden Reality" is at once a far-reaching survey of cutting-edge physics and a remarkable journey to the very edge of reality--a journey grounded firmly in science and limited only by our imagination.

"From the Hardcover edition."

The Hidden Reality - Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Paperback): Brian Greene The Hidden Reality - Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Paperback)
Brian Greene 1
R291 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brian Greene's The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos explores our most current scientific understanding of the universe, the 'string theory' that might hold the key to unifying nature's laws, and our continuing quest to know more. There was a time when 'universe' meant all there is. Everything. Yet, as physicist Brian Greene's extraordinary book shows, ours may be just one universe among many, like endless reflections in a mirror. He takes us on a captivating exploration of parallel worlds - from a multiverse where an infinite number of your doppelgangers are reading this sentence, to vast oceans of bubble universes and even multiverses made of mathematics - showing just how much of reality's true nature may be hidden within them. 'If extraterrestrials land tomorrow and demand to know what the human mind is capable of accomplishing ... hand them a copy of this book' The New York Times Book Review 'A writer of exceptional clarity and charm ... every chapter opens level after level of previously unimaginable, mind-expanding realities' Oliver Sacks 'The book serves well as an introduction to the multiverse and will open up many people's eyes' John Gribbin 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.

The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, And The Quest For The Ultimate Theory (Hardcover, New Ed): Brian Greene The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, And The Quest For The Ultimate Theory (Hardcover, New Ed)
Brian Greene
R632 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

A new edition of the New York Times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special on PBS-TV coming in Fall 2003: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter.

Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" (New York Times Book Review). Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.

Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom. In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything.

Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

"[A] delightful, lucid introduction to the greatest problem in all of physics, the quest to unify all the laws of nature. Greene does a masterful job in presenting complex materials in a lively, engaging manner. Highly recommended to anyone who has ever gazed at the heavens and wondered, as Einstein did, if God had a choice in making the universe."—Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Visions

"Everyone who is curious about the horizons of theoretical physics—past, present, and future—will enjoy this book."—Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study

"[A] beautifully crafted account of string theory—a theory that appears to be a most promising waystation on the road to an ultimate theory of everything. His book gives a clear, simple, yet masterful account that makes a complex theory very accessible to nonscientists but is also a delightful; read for the professional."—David M. Lee, professor of physics, Cornell University

"[A] tour-de-force of science writing. Perhaps more than any other popular-level account, this book peels away layers of detail and reveals the stunning essence of cutting-edge physics. With a rare blend of scientific integrity and literary flair, the author takes us on a whirlwind journey to the forefront of the search for the ultimate theory of the universe."—Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University; Fields Medalist, winner of the National Medal of Science

"Greene goes beyond Kaku's book [Beyond Einstein], exploring the ideas and recent developments with a depth and clarity I wouldn't have thought possible. Like Simon Singh in "Fermat's Enigma," he has a rare ability to explain even the most evanescent ideas in a way that gives at least the illusion of understanding....Rather than recycling the tired old set pieces science writers too often fall back upon, he develops one fresh new insight after another....In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat."—New York Times Book Review, 21 February 1999, George Johnson

"Do you lie awake a night wondering about superstrings, hidden dimensions and the quest for an ultimate theory of the universe? If so, you should browse Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe...[A] well-written account—without equations—from the forefront of cosmology and physics."—American Scientist, March/April 1999

"Greene does an admirable job of translating a wholly mathematical endeavor into visual terms. Throughout his work, he writes with poetic eloquence and style."—Washington Post Book World, Marcia Bartusiak, 7 March 1999

"Brian Greene...makes the terribly complex theory of strings accessible to all. He possesses a remarkable gift for using the everyday to illustrate what may be going on in dimensions beyond our feeble human perception."—Publishers Weekly, 11 January 1999

"Compulsively readable....Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes."—New York

"As rewarding as it gets....A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape."—Los Angeles Times

Until the End of Time - Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Standard format, CD): Brian Greene Until the End of Time - Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Standard format, CD)
Brian Greene; Read by Brian Greene
R878 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R256 (29%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sudoku pocket size 3 - 100 sudoku easy to medium level (Paperback): Brian Green Sudoku pocket size 3 - 100 sudoku easy to medium level (Paperback)
Brian Green
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sudoku pocket size 2 - 100 sudoku easy to medium level (Paperback): Brian Green Sudoku pocket size 2 - 100 sudoku easy to medium level (Paperback)
Brian Green
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Revolutionary Heart (Paperback): Marci Williams, Brian Green Revolutionary Heart (Paperback)
Marci Williams, Brian Green; Edited by Kristy McNulty
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vegan - Get Rid of The Toxins That Make You Sick with Vegan Diet: Eat Healthier, Lose Fat, And Be Happy (Paperback): Brian Green Vegan - Get Rid of The Toxins That Make You Sick with Vegan Diet: Eat Healthier, Lose Fat, And Be Happy (Paperback)
Brian Green
R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Onus (Paperback): Brian Green, Holly Grothues Onus (Paperback)
Brian Green, Holly Grothues; Brent C. Green
R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A collection of modern spoken-word and haiku verse poetry from author Brent C. Green. Contains: - 14 Spoken-word poems - 2 Haiku verse poems - 27 Western-style haikus

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006 (Paperback, 2006 ed.): Brian Greene, Tim Folger The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006 (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
Brian Greene, Tim Folger
R395 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R53 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In his introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006, Brian Greene writes that "science needs to be recognized for what it is: the ultimate in adventure stories."
The twenty-five pieces in this year's collection take you on just such an adventure. Natalie Angier probes the origins of language, Paul Raffaele describes a remote Amazonian tribe untouched by the modern world, and Frans B. M. de Waal explains what a new breed of economists is learning from monkeys. Drake Bennett profiles the creator of Ecstasy and more than two hundred other psychedelic compounds -- a man hailed by some as one of the twentieth century's most important scientists.
Some of the selections reflect the news of the past year. Daniel C. Dennett questions the debate over intelligent design -- is evolution just a theory? --while Chris Mooney reports on how this debate almost tore one small town apart. John Hockenberry examines how blogs are transforming the twenty-first-century battlefield, Larry Cahill probes the new science uncovering male and female brain differences, Daniel Roth explains why the programmer who made it easy to pirate movies over the Internet is now being courted by Hollywood, and Charles C. Mann looks at the dark side of increased human life expectancy.
Reaching out beyond our own planet, Juan Maldacena questions whether we actually live in a three-dimensional world and whether gravity truly exists. Dennis Overbye surveys the continuing scientific mystery of time travel, and Robert Kunzig describes new x-ray images of the heavens, including black holes, exploding stars, colliding galaxies, and other wonders the eye can't see.

Metabolomics in Neurodegenerative Disease (Paperback): Brian Green Metabolomics in Neurodegenerative Disease (Paperback)
Brian Green
R1,084 R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Save R209 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
For Twenty (Paperback): Brian Green For Twenty (Paperback)
Brian Green
R235 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hostage for a Hood / The Merriweather File (Paperback): Lionel White Hostage for a Hood / The Merriweather File (Paperback)
Lionel White; Introduction by Brian Greene
R400 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R76 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wayward Girl / The Widow (Paperback): Orrie Hitt Wayward Girl / The Widow (Paperback)
Orrie Hitt; Introduction by Brian Greene
R402 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Marilyn K. / The House Next Door (Paperback): Lionel White Marilyn K. / The House Next Door (Paperback)
Lionel White; Introduction by Brian Greene
R400 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R76 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Meaning of Relativity - Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field - Fifth Edition (Paperback, 5th... The Meaning of Relativity - Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field - Fifth Edition (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Albert Einstein; Introduction by Brian Greene
R393 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R78 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton University, where he delivered the Stafford Little Lectures for that year. These four lectures constituted an overview of his then-controversial theory of relativity. Princeton University Press made the lectures available under the title "The Meaning of Relativity," the first book by Einstein to be produced by an American publisher. As subsequent editions were brought out by the Press, Einstein included new material amplifying the theory. A revised version of the appendix "Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field," added to the posthumous edition of 1956, was Einstein's last scientific paper.

Brian Greene - The Dissolve (CD): Brian Greene Brian Greene - The Dissolve (CD)
Brian Greene; Performed by Boxcutter
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Business Intelligence Strategy - A Practical Guide for Achieving Bi Excellence (Paperback): John Boyer, Frank Bill, Brian... Business Intelligence Strategy - A Practical Guide for Achieving Bi Excellence (Paperback)
John Boyer, Frank Bill, Brian Green, Tracy Harris, Kay Van De Vanter
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Out of stock

Gaining the competitive advantage Geared toward IT management and business executives seeking to excel in business intelligence initiatives, this practical guide explores creating business alignment strategies that help prioritize business requirements, build organizational and cultural strategies, increase IT efficiency, and promote user adoption. Business intelligence, together with business analytics and performance management, eliminates information overload by organizing the massive amounts of information available in the modern enterprise. Addressing the challenges of business intelligence operations, this resource supports the goal of better business decision making and identifying unrealized opportunities. Each chapter includes a checklist of recommended approaches and a strategy overview template.

La magie du Cosmos (French, Paperback): Brian Greene La magie du Cosmos (French, Paperback)
Brian Greene
R721 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R156 (22%) Out of stock
Nonperturbative Aspects Of Strings, Branes And Supersymmetry - Proceedings Of The Spring School On Nonperturba (Hardcover):... Nonperturbative Aspects Of Strings, Branes And Supersymmetry - Proceedings Of The Spring School On Nonperturba (Hardcover)
George Thompson, Michael James Duff, Ergin Sezgin, Christopher N. Pope, Brian Greene, …
R5,256 Discovery Miles 52 560 Out of stock
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