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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

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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 mathematics.

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.

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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.

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About the Author

Brian Greene received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the physics faculty of Cornell University in 1990, was appointed to a full professorship in 1995, and in 1996 joined Columbia University, where he is professor of physics and mathematics. His first book, The Elegant Universe, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, The Fabric of the Cosmos, was also a national bestseller.

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9780739383520
Author:
Greene, Brian
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Random House Audio Publishing Group
Subject:
Physics
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Astronomy - General
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Twelve CD
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Y
Publication Date:
20110131
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COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.08 x 1.12 in .68 lb

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Product details pages Random House Audio - English 9780739383520 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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