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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 Thompson
 

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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, 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:
9780385477819
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
Revised and Updated
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
255,125
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet 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. 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.