Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe

Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe

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by Michio Kaku, Jennifer Trainer
     
 

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Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today — superstring theory. What is superstring theory and why is it important? This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the
fulfillment of Albert Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of

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Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today — superstring theory. What is superstring theory and why is it important? This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the
fulfillment of Albert Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything, uniting the laws of physics into a single description explaining all the known forces in the universe. Co-authored by one of the leading pioneers in superstrings, Michio Kaku, and completely revised and updated with the newest groundbreaking research, the book approaches scientific questions with the excitement of a detective story, offering a fascinating look at the new science that may make the impossible possible.

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Library Journal
Recently, the ``superstring'' theory, which asserts that all physical matter consists of extraordinarily minute vibrating strings, has been touted as the route to the long-sought unified theory of forces; some proponents call it a ``theory of the universe'' that will bring fundamental physics research to a closure. The first author of the present book is a researcher in the field who offers here one of the earliest superstring presentations for lay readers. The beginning chapters offer a not-very-good history of early 20th century physics, but the remainder of the work becomes livelier and more convincing as it approaches Dr. Kaku's own area of expertise. On the whole this is a fairly successful introduction to a new and exciting scientific area. Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553343496
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1987
Series:
Bantam New Age Book Series
Pages:
240

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Beyond Einstein 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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random_skeptic More than 1 year ago
Beyond Einstein is a great introduction to the development of modern Physics, especially the development string theory. It was easy to read and simplified complicated concepts without losing any scientific authenticity. I would certainly recommend this book to any person with a interest in Science (both layman and Science buffs alike!). Very informative.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first of Kaku's books that I read, and I enjoyed it a great deal. He has not written as many books as my other two favorite science writers, Gribbin and Davies, but Kaku is always very clear and produces fun reads.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An elegant book that presents a general overview of modern physics, how it has evolved over the years, and even a taste of what the future may have.