The Elegant Universe

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Random House, May 31, 2011 - Science - 464 pages
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In The Elegant Universe Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe which isnt quite what we think: one that consists of eleven dimensions, where all matter is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. Greene uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to explain the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of scientific writing - a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer to understanding how the universe works.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

At long last I have finished this book. It took me a long time to read it, not because I didn't find it interesting, but because I needed to have periods of uninterrupted time to read and absorb the ... Read full review

Review: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

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Brian Green had put all his efforts to write this book as much simple as he can and he succeeded to do so.The way he describes the technical terms in this book with such a great simplicity is really ... 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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