Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation

Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation

by John D. Barrow
     
 

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The Holy Grail of modern scientists is the "Theory of Everything," which will contain all that can be known about the Universe — the magic formula that Einstein spent his life searching for and failed to find. In this elegant and exciting book, John Barrow challenges the quest for ultimate explanation.



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The Holy Grail of modern scientists is the "Theory of Everything," which will contain all that can be known about the Universe — the magic formula that Einstein spent his life searching for and failed to find. In this elegant and exciting book, John Barrow challenges the quest for ultimate explanation.



"An exhilarating journey that cuts across a vast terrain of conceptual landmarks: from physics to metaphysics, mathematics to philosophy, and from mythology to theology." — New Scientist

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Bridges the gap between the research frontiers of theoretical physics and the aspirations of man to understand what is going on.”
Times Literary Supplement

“Engaging and accessible.”
Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449907382
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/20/1992
Edition description:
REP
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

John D. Barrow is Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the Department of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.

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