Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

September 19, 2006|
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall
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The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now.

Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor''s edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world''s leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.

Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University, where she is the Frank J. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science and the author of theNew York TimesNotable BooksKnocking on Heaven''s DoorandWarped Passages. Her work has set her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists today, and she i...
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Title:Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:512 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.15 in
Shipping dimensions:512 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.15 in
Published:September 19, 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060531096

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