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Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
 

Gives us a glimpse into our future. This book allows the reader to understand the questions that scientists deal with at the frontiers of research. It explains the kind of problems that extra dimensions might solve and the kind of speculation that is needed even to imagine them.

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ISBN 9780141012971
Barcode 9780141012971
Published 31 August 2006 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Series Penguin Press Science
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780141012971
ISBN-10 0141012978
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 31 August 2006
International Publication Date 3 August 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Randall, Lisa
Series Penguin Press Science
Category Popular Science
Cosmology & The Universe
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 351g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 523.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In Warped Passages one of the world's most exciting scientists gives us a glimpse into our future. Incredibly readable - and illustrated throughout - it allows the general reader to understand the questions that scientists are dealing with at the frontiers of research today. Lisa Randall allows the reader to understand the kind of problems that extra dimensions might solve and the kind of speculation that is needed even to imagine them. She also gives an introduction to developments in early twentieth century physics, particle physics and string theory and addresses current debates about relativity, quantum mechanics and gravity - and she describes the questions that are still to be solved.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Lisa Randall, a leading theorist, has made major contributions to both particle physics and cosmology. --Brian Greene, bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabrics of the Cosmos
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lisa Randall is on a quest to explain the fabric of reality. She is a leading theoretical physicist - the world's most cited - and an expert on string theory. She was the first tenured woman in the Princeton Physics department and the first tenured woman theorist at MIT and Harvard.

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