- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Vintage (2 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099539861
- ISBN-13: 978-0099539865
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Book of Universes Paperback – 2 Feb 2012
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"There can be few better guides to the bewildering array of potential universes, and none so readable or entertaining" (Independent)
"Engrossing... He has a fluent and engaging style of writing and a good eye for an unusual quotation, and as a popularising historian of science, he is second to none" (Sunday Times)
"A stunning tour of potential universes, introducing us to the brilliant physicists and mathematicians who first revealed these startling possibilities... [and] the latest insights that physics and astronomy have to offer about our own universe" (Guardian)
A book about universes - expanding, contracting, oscillating, time-travelling - from the bestselling author of 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know.See all Product Description
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I think I spotted some editorial omissions where what Barrow says seems to be at variance with what I think he means. On the other hand, maybe I simply misunderstood what he was trying to say. In either case I don't think I can give the book the fifth star. But give it a go anyway.
John D Barrow explains why it is that out of the evidence of inflation, E=MC2, the field equations, quantum mechanics and the cosmological constant we should even contemplate that thinking our universe is the only one is a naive notion.
From start to finish each hypotheses is presented simply as possible - building the reader up so that they feel they really understand the very nature of our universe and why it could be just one of 10x500, thats 10 with 500 zeros after it I think! Read and celebrate.
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Fascinating read for the layman and scientist. Huge imagination by the Learned author.Published 1 month ago by Abertawe