The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

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Paperback, Alfred A. Knopf, 2004, ISBN# 0375727205

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From Brian Greene, one of the worlds 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 non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newtons unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einsteins 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.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date: Feb 08, 2005
ISBN-13: 9780375727207
ISBN-10: 0375727205
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 592
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.2 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 375727205
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