The Fabric of the Cosmos
Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
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From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.
Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.
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From Publishers Weekly
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Engaging and incredibly fun.
Will challenge your mind to imagine concepts contrary to human experience. Greene does an amazing job of transfering the challenge of understanding advanced physics into the challenge of thoughtfully contemplating his incredibly well thought-out analogies.
I whole heartily endorse this book. It has great educational value and entertainment value. Greene is heir to Sagan's throne.
- Category: Physics
- Published: Feb 10, 2004
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 592 Pages
- Language: English