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

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    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.
    From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalistThe 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.

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    ISBN 9780375727207
    Genre SCIENCE / Cosmology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 569
    Publisher Date 2005-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Greene, Brian
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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