The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Google eBook)From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, 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 has set himself a daunting task: to explain nonintuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, 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. From the Trade Paperback edition. 
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Astonishing and Spell Binding!
User Review  Puneet Gautam  FlipkartBrian Greene is a genious, not just because of his mathematical abilities but also because of his ability to explain the most complex theories with relative ease. Einstein once said " if you cant ... Read full review
Welcome to an Abstruse world
User Review  CmK  FlipkartYes ! Welcome to an abstruse world. Wait ? Is the author writing some kind of fantasy fiction, NO ! This is about the very world we live in. The rules and laws that govern the simulation. Everything ... Read full review
Contents
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What Does it Mean to Be Separate in  77 
5  125 
Chance and the Arrow  143 
Of Srrontlakes and Spacetime _19  218 
Quanta in the Sky with Diamonds  321 
1 The orld on a String  347 
H Up in the Heavens and Down in the Earth  415 
l Tclcportcrs and Time Machines  437 
Prospects for Space and Time  470 
Notes  494 
77  519 
Glossary  537 
Suggestions for Further Reading  544 
The Universe on a Branc  376 
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