The Elegant Universe

The Elegant Universe

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Author: Greene, Brian
ISBN: 9780099289920
Year First Published: 2000
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 198mm x 128mm x 34mm
Format: Paperback / softback

An astonishing book which combines great scientific insight and elegant writing to unravel the greatest mysteries of one of our most complex scientific concepts- string theory

'Compulsively readable...Green threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for holes' New York TimesIn this international bestseller, Columbia University professor Brian Greene provides, in layman's terms, a comprehensive demystification of string theory. Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of the unknown, through introducing concepts from quantum mechanics to general relativity, to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions. Accessible and enlightening, Greene's inimitable blend of expert scientific insight and literary ingenuity makes The Elegant Universe an exhilarating read that brings us closer to understanding how our magnificent universe works. 'Utterly absorbing...a brilliant achievement. An accessible, equationless account of strings' Sunday Telegraph

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