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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos - Brian Greene
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
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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... show more
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 doppelgängers, 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307265630 (0307265633)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
4.0 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
So my buddy Ryan introduced me and Jo to his new girlfriend this past weekend and she's a mathematician (who is clearly not very good at it, because Ryan with a girlfriend doesn't add up - ZING!), so I was like "Do you think we're all simulations in a big futuristic game of The Sims?" and her face j...
chadkoh
chadkoh rated it
3.0 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
As a non-physicist, I am a fan of Greene, who is known for explaining string theory to the masses, but this book was a bit heavy for audio. I dropped off a couple times and had to re-listen to a few sections. Diagrams would be useful. I might have given it 4 stars if I read it in paper. Still, a tho...
Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Preface--The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosNotesSuggestions for Further ReadingIndex
Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Preface--The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosNotesSuggestions for Further ReadingIndex
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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Unabridged and read by the author - sorted!Not as accessible (for me, anyway :O/) as The Elegant Universe however I love his descriptions of parallel universes that fire the imagination.
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