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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

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From Brian Greene, one of the worlds leading physicists, 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 uses these questions to guide us toward modern sciences new and deeper understanding of the universe. From Newtons unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einsteins fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics entangled arena where vastly distant objects can bridge their spatial separation to instantaneously coordinate their behavior or even undergo teleportation, Greene reveals our world to be very different from what common experience leads us to believe. Focusing on the enigma of time, Greene establishes that nothing in the laws of physics insists that it run in any particular direction and that “times arrow” is a relic of the universes condition at the moment of the big bang. And in explaining the big bang itself, Greene shows how recent cutting-edge developments in superstring and M-theory may reconcile the behavior of everything from the smallest particle to the largest black hole. This startling vision culminates in a vibrant eleven-dimensional “multiverse,” pulsating with ever-changing textures, where space and time themselves may dissolve into subtler, more fundamental entities.

Sparked by the trademark wit, humor, and brilliant use of analogy that have made The Elegant Universe a modern classic, Brian 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.

With 146 illustrations

Jacket photograph by DB Image/Brand X Pictures

From the Hardcover edition.

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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 at 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. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more than twenty-five countries and is widely regarded for a number of ground breaking discoveries in superstring theory. He lives in Andes, New York, and New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739323656
Subtitle:
Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Read:
Davies, Erik
Read by:
Davies, Erik
Read:
Davies, Erik
Author:
Greene, Brian
Author:
Davies, Erik
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
science;physics;cosmology;non-fiction;string theory;astronomy;space;time;popular science;relativity;quantum physics;astrophysics;quantum mechanics;universe;philosophy;cosmos;theoretical physics;theory of everything;reality;quantum;time travel;quantum theo
Subject:
science;physics;cosmology;non-fiction;string theory;astronomy;space;time;popular science;relativity;quantum physics;astrophysics;quantum mechanics;universe;philosophy;cosmos;theoretical physics;theory of everything;reality;quantum;time travel;quantum theo
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20050503
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
5.00x5.67x.99 in. .49 lbs.

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