Icarus at the Edge of Time

Icarus at the Edge of Time


By (author) Brian Greene

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  • Publisher: Potter Style
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 302mm x 18mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307268888
  • ISBN 13: 9780307268884
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 155,337

Product description

From one of America's leading physicists comes a moving and visually stunning futuristic reimagining of the Icarus fable and features full-color images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Author information

Brian Greene is the author of "The Elegant Universe "and "The Fabric of the Cosmos." He was educated at Harvard University and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 1996, he joined Columbia University as a professor of physics and mathematics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level around the world and is internationally acknowledged for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory. In May 2008 he'll be chairing the first annual World Science Festival, a gathering of the world's leading scientists in New York City. Brian Greene lives in Andes, New York, and New York City.

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"Terrific . . . Page after page shows gorgeous, swirling color set in the blackness of infinity . . . Against these stunning visuals is a retelling of the classical myth of Icarus." -Meghan Cox Gurdon, "Wall Street Journal ""Do your part to get kids psyched about science with physicist Brian Greene's Icarus at the Edge of Time, a futuristic fable that will take you and your budding scientists to the ends of the universe and back. Full-color photos from the Hubble Space Telescope bring the beauty of the cosmos right to your fingertips." -"Parade Magazine ""A perfect book for smart parents to read to smart children. Plus, it will make all concerned even smarter." -Tim Follos, "Washington Post Express" "Moving and successful . . . Beautifully illustrated . . . The images frame the deep and complex thought at the heart of the tale . . . [Greene] weaves the wonder of modern physics through the fabric of his story-and thus enables his readers to confront its strangeness themselves." -Thomas Levenson, "Seed Magazine "