From the best-selling author of "The Elegant Universe "and "The Fabric of the Cosmos: "his most thrilling and accessible book to date--a state-of-the-art tour of the cutting-edge science that is changing the way we see our world.
In recent years, a growing body of work--based on the principles of quantum mechanics, cosmology, and string theory--has been steadily converging around a proposal that our universe is actually only one of many universes. In fact, research supports a number of different models of parallel universes in which our world appears: for instance, as one of many "bubbles" in a rapidly growing bath of universes, or as one of numerous cosmic slabs separated from one another through additional spatial dimensions.
Brian Greene, with his trademark impartiality, crystal-clear prose, and inspired use of analogy, opens up the strange worlds of the "multiverse," taking us on a journey grounded firmly in science, and limited only by our ima ginations.
"From the Hardcover edition."
"If extraterrestrials landed tomorrow and demanded to know what the human mind is capable of accomplishing, we could do worse than to hand them a copy of this book."
--Timothy Ferris, "The New York Times Book Review""Few living writers write so lucidly about such complicated stuff. In
Greene's prose, cutting-edge cosmology and particle physics become something a plucky and well-rested reader can apprehend. . . Greene might be the best intermediary I've found between the sparkling, absolute zero world of mathematics and the warm, clumsy world of human language."
--Anthony Doerr, "Boston Globe"
"Mr. Greene has a gift for elucidating big ideas . . . Exciting and rewarding . . . ["The Hidden Reality"] captures and engages the imagination."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"It's impossible to summarize every step of Greene's balletic footwork, by which, like some multi-limbed Asian deity, he dances into being each different theoretical framework that could
Format: Audio CD
Number Of Pages: 12
Published: 25th January 2011
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.96 x 13.16 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.31