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The Fabric of the Cosmos

574 pp. (English). ISBN 0-375-41288-3. The book is new. The state is rated 9+ (out of 10): Text and cover: 9+; Dust cover: 9.
  • Hardcover

Summary

From Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?

Greene uses these questions to guide us toward modern science's... (More)


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Preface
Part I. REALITY'S ARENA

1. Roads to Reality. Space, Time, and Why Things Are as They Are

2. The Universe and the Bucket. Is Space a Human Abstraction or a Physical Entity?

3. Relativity and the Absolute. Is Spacetime an Einsteinian Abstraction or a Physical Entity?

4. Entangling Space. What Does It Mean to Be Separate in a Quantum Universe?

Part II. TIME AND EXPERIENCE

5. The Frozen River Does Time Flow?

6. Chance and the Arrow Does Time Have a Direction?

7. Time and the Quantum. Insights into Time's Nature from the Quantum Realm

Part III. SPACE AND COSMOLOGY

8. Of Snowflakes and Spacetime Symmetry and the Evolution of the Cosmos

9. Vaporizing the Vacuum. Heat, Nothingness, and Unification

10. Deconstructing the Bang What Banged?

11. Quanta in the Sky with Diamonds Inflation, Quantum Jitters, and the Arrow of Time

Part IV. ORIGINS AND UNIFICATION

12. The World on a String

The Fabric According to String Theory

13. The Universe on a Brane Speculations on Space and Time in M-Theory

Part V. REALITY AND IMAGINATION

14. Up in the Heavens and Down in the Earth Experimenting with Space and Time

15. Teleporters and Time Machines Traveling Through Space and Time

16. The Future of an Allusion Prospects for Space and Time

Notes Glossary

Suggestions for Further Reading Index