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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ISBN-13: 9780385477819
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Edition description: Revised and Updated
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 199,272
Product dimensions: 5.17(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. He is the science correspondent for CBS's This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Explorations in Science.

Jennifer Trainer Thompson is a writer and the coeditor with Michio Kaku of Nuclear Power: Both Sides, which The Christian Science Monitor selected as one of the best books of 1982. Her other books include Hot Licks: Great Recipes for Making and Cooking with Hot Sauces, The Yachting Cookbook (coauthored with Elizabeth Wheeler), Trail of Flame, Jump Up and Kiss Me, and The Great Hot Sauce Book. Her articles on science, culture, travel, and foo have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and Omni.

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Beyond Einstein 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
joeteo1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Michio Kaku is very good at writing about highly complex topics in a way that is accessible to the laymen. Beyond Einstein describes the beginning of Superstring Theory and the major players in the field. No mathematics or advanced physics are required to enjoy this book. Just a keen interest to know a bit about superstrings and the potential understand that this science may have on our understanding of the universe. The book was written about 15 years ago when superstrings were all the rage but the book is still very topical and provides an excellent primer on the science.
Airycat on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the book that gave me some idea what string theory was about and totally captured my imagination (maybe more and in different ways than Kaku would appreciate). It's a good book for the lay person to understand a liittle about some of what's going on in science.
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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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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.