The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

By: Brian Greene

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ISBN
9780224052993
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Binding
Hardcover
Pages
448
Dimensions
157 x 241mm

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A fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time and matter.

Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small - general Relativity and Quantum theory - is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom.

In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, 'The Elegant Universe' makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to an understanding of how the universe works.
ISBN:
9780224052993
Publication Date:
15 / 04 / 1999
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
157 x 241mm

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