The Elegant Universe

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Random House, May 31, 2011 - Science - 464 pages
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'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York Times

In this international bestseller, Columbia University professor Brian Greene provides, in layman’s terms, a comprehensive demystification of string theory. Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of the unknown, through introducing concepts from quantum mechanics to general relativity, to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions. Accessible and enlightening, Greene's inimitable blend of expert scientific insight and literary ingenuity makes The Elegant Universe an exhilarating read that brings us closer to understanding how our magnificent universe works.

‘Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings’ Sunday Telegraph

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User Review  - Renzomalo - LibraryThing

Not my cup of tea. I have the 1999 edition and had high hopes for gaining insights into the current state of universe, but it was not to be. What I did find was a somewhat self-aggrandizing tome on ... Read full review

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

Greene is an interesting physicist. I'm not sure many more "traditional" physicists would always agree with his ideas, but they make for interesting reading and thinking. This is a typical example and thus recommended. Read full review

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

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