|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2006|
|Number of Pages:||428|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 1.0|
|Baby Pictures of the Universe|
|The Paradoxical Universe|
|The Big Bang|
|Inflation and Parallel Universes|
|Dimensional Portals and Time Travel|
|Parallel Quantum Universes|
|M-Theory: The Mother of All Strings|
|A Designer Universe?|
|Searching for Echoes from the Eleventh Dimension|
|Escape Into Hyperspace|
|The End of Everything|
|Escaping the Universe|
|Beyond the Multiverse|
Increasingly, it seems that whatever can be imagined, even in wildest speculation, is possible in modern astrophysics. As a case in point, Kaku (Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics, Graduate Ctr., CUNY; Hyperspace) considers serious theoretical possibilities of the existence of parallel and/or multiple universes. He begins by covering the historical background of cosmology (familiar territory to fans of this genre) and discussing the evidence gathered from recent satellite data regarding the age of the universe; theorists, he notes, are only beginning to make sense of this information.
The text becomes more engaging in Part 2, "The Multiverse", as Kaku explores how parallel universes might be created, how they might interact with our own, and how new ones might be created all the time. Finally, in Part 3, "Escape into Hyperspace", future scenarios for this and other universes are entertained, including their effect upon the civilizations of intelligent beings within them. The acknowledgments listed in this well-researched book read like an honor roll of contemporary astrophysicists and the best science writers. Be prepared to exercise your imagination as you read. Highly recommended.
-Gregg Sapp, Science Lib., SUNY at Albany
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In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes.
If M-theory is proven correct, we may perhaps finally find answer to the question, “What happened before the big bang?” This is an exciting and unforgettable introduction into the new cutting-edge theories of physics and cosmology from one of the pre-eminent voices in the field.
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