The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

by John D. Barrow

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The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos by John D. Barrow

Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door to other universes, and weird universes at that: universes that allow time travel, universes where you can see the back of your head, universes that spin and bounce or multiply without limit. The Book of Universes gives us a stunning tour of these potential universes, introducing us along the way to the brilliant physicists and mathematicians who first revealed their startling possibilities. John D. Barrow explains the latest discoveries and ideas that physics and astronomy have to offer about our own universe, showing how these findings lead to the concept of the "multiverse"—the Universe of all possible universes. New ideas force us to confront the possibility that our visible universe is a tiny region, governed by its own laws, within a Multiverse containing all the strange universes that could be—an idea that is among the most exciting and revolutionary in all of modern science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393081213
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/20/2011
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

John D. Barrow is professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University. He has written many highly acclaimed books on science and mathematics, including One Hundred Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know, Cosmic Imagery, and The Book of Universes. He received the 2008 Michael Faraday Prize for Science Communication. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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