The Elegant Universe
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The Elegant Universe

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The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue

Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 36mm | 439.99g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Mit Abb.
  • 009928992X
  • 9780099289920
  • 31,377

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"As rewarding as it gets... A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape... A compelling human saga"
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"Develops one fresh new insight after another... In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat" * New York Times Book Review * "Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings, explaining why they are generating so much excitement among their devotees. Greene's achievement is to make us feel at home in the chillingly abstract world of strings and to convince us that we must take it seriously" * Sunday Telegraph * "As rewarding as it gets... A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape... A compelling human saga" * Los Angeles Times Book Review * "Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes" * New York * "[A] tour-de-force of science writing...peels away layers of detail and reveals the stunning essence of cutting-edge physics" -- Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University; Fields Medalist, winner of the National Medal of Science
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About Brian Greene

Brian Greene is Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and Cornell University.
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