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Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (Penguin Press Science) - Brian Greene
Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (Penguin Press Science)
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141011110 (0141011114)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
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Book Talk 21st Century
Book Talk 21st Century rated it
4.0
This is his second book. I finished this book around the same time I was watching the new Cosmos series on Fox. (It's hard to believe that Seth McFarlane, the man behind Family Guy, is one of the producers of the new Cosmos. I'm still waiting for Stewie to show up, or for a Cosmos parody on Family G...
Tolle Lege!.
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5.0 The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality)
"A First step for understanding the universe."He mentions in the beginning that a refutation for the Albert Camus question why don't we all just commit suicide is because we can learn about the universe and discover our place in it while we're alive. After reading this book, you'll always have unfin...
XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Superb book on the current theory of physics, explaining not only String theory under M theory, but how we could view time and space, and the possibility to time travel.Good read for those who are curious about the universe we live in, and how human living on this very small planet is doing in tryin...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
5.0 The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
I started this book hoping to get a basic understanding of the Theory of Relativity. I got that, and much, much more. I can't remember ever having read an author as talented at distilling and simplifying the complex as Brian Greene. He is great at using metaphor, repetition and illustrations to expl...
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Unabridged mp3 read. Narrated by Michael Pritchard.I am on the last hour of this and I can say that it's been enjoyable, what with pop-culture examples and smirky asides. The more one visits material the more the ideas stick and as I am a very weak version of velcro, repetition is welcome. When I wa...
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