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The Elegant Universe

by Brian Greene

The Elegant Universe Synopsis

'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

The Elegant Universe Press Reviews

Develops one fresh new insight after another... In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat * New York Times Book Review * Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings, explaining why they are generating so much excitement among their devotees. Greene's achievement is to make us feel at home in the chillingly abstract world of strings and to convince us that we must take it seriously * Sunday Telegraph * As rewarding as it gets... A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape... A compelling human saga * Los Angeles Times Book Review * Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes * New York * [A] tour-de-force of science writing...peels away layers of detail and reveals the stunning essence of cutting-edge physics -- Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University; Fields Medalist, winner of the National Medal of Science

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099289920
Publication date: 3rd February 2000
Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages
Categories: Popular science, Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory), Relativity physics, Particle & high-energy physics,

About Brian Greene

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

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