The Fabric of the Cosmos
Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 592 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 February 2004|
About the Author
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 mathematics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more than twenty-five countries and is widely regarded for a number of ground breaking discoveries in superstring theory. He lives in Andes, New York, and New York City.
"Send[s] the reader's imagination hurtling through space on an astonishing ride. . . . He is both a skilled and kindly explicator. His excitement for science on the threshold of vital breakthroughs is extremely contagious." --"The New York Times" "The best exposition and explanation of early 21st-century research into the fundamental nature of the universe as you are likely to find anywhere." --"Science" "Perhaps the single best explainer of abstruse science in the world today. . . . Greene has a gift for finding the right metaphor." --"The Washington Post ""I recommend Greene's book to any nonexpert reader who wants an up-to-date account of theoretical physics, written in colloquial language that anyone can understand." --Freeman Dyson, "The New York Review of Books" "As pure intellectual adventure, this is about as good as it gets. . . . Even compared with A Brief History of Time, Greene's book stands out for its sweeping ambition . . . stripping down the mystery from difficult concepts without watering down the science." --"Newsday ""Greene is as elegant as ever, cutting through the fog of complexity with insight and clarity. Space and time, you might even say, become putty in his hands." --"Los Angeles Times" "Highly informed, lucid and witty. . . . There is simply no better introduction to the strange wonders of general relativity and quantum mechanics, the fields of knowledge essential for any real understanding of space and time." --"Discover " "The author's informed curiosity is inspiring and his enthusiasm infectious." --"Kansas City Star" "Mind-bending. . . . [Greene] is both a gifted theoretical physicist and a graceful popularizer [with] virtuoso explanatory skills." --"The Oregonian ""Brian Greene is the new Hawking, only better." --"The Times" (London) "Greene's gravitational pull rivals a black hole's." --"Newsweek" "Greene is an excellent teacher, humorous and quick
|Publisher: ||Alfred A Knopf|
|Dimensions: ||20.47 x 13.26 x 2.67 centimetres (0.47 kg)|