The Fabric Of The Cosmos: Space, Time, And The Texture Of Reality

byBrian Greene

Paperback | February 8, 2005

The Fabric Of The Cosmos: Space, Time, And The Texture Of Reality by Brian Greene
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From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of 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 Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s 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.
Brian Greene received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the physics faculty at Cornell University in 1990, was appointed to a full professorship in 1995, and in 1996 joined Columbia University where he is professor of physics and mathem...
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Title:The Fabric Of The Cosmos: Space, Time, And The Texture Of RealityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:592 pages, 8 X 5.13 X 1.05 inShipping dimensions:592 pages, 8 X 5.13 X 1.05 inPublished:February 8, 2005Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375727205

ISBN - 13:9780375727207

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