In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 30, 2010 - Science - 240 pages
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Critical acclaim for John Gribbin

"The master of popular science."
Sunday Times (London)

"Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight."
David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone's Guide to Science)

"Gribbin breathes life into the core ideas of complexity science, and argues convincingly that the basic laws, even in biology, will ultimately turn out to be simple."
Nature magazine (on Deep Simplicity)

"Gribbin takes us through the basics [of chaos theory] with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity. [His] arguments are driven not by impersonal equations but by a sense of wonder at the presence in the universe and in nature of simple, self-organizing harmonies underpinning all structures, whether they are stars or flowers."
Sunday Times (London) (on Deep Simplicity)

"In the true quantum realm, Gribbin remains the premier expositor of the latest developments."
Booklist (on Schrödinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality)

  

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Review: In Search of the Multiverse

User Review  - Sajith Kumar - Goodreads

Coming from the lair of one of the greatest writers of popular science, the book commands attention not only for its title, but in layout too. Cosmology and astrophysics are exciting subjects of the ... Read full review

Review: In Search of the Multiverse

User Review  - Troy Taroy - Goodreads

It's a bit tougher than I expected after the sweet intro/first chapter/kudos-to-Gribbin's-accessibility (especially to my decidedly unscientific mind). Which made for a great thrill whenever I ... Read full review

Contents

Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Introduction In an Infinite Universe Anything Is Possible
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 1 The Coming of the Quantum Cats
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 2 Cosmic Coincidences Revisited
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 3 Quantum Bits and Time Slips
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 4 Infinite in All Directions
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 5 Just Like Starting Over
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 6 The Strings the Thing
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Chapter 7 Faking It? Or Making It?
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Further Reading
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Glossary
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Parallel Worlds Hidden Dimensions and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality Index
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JOHN GRIBBIN is one of today's greatest writers of popular science and the author of bestselling books including In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, Science: A History, and Deep Simplicity. He trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

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