Warped Passages

Warped Passages

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A Harvard University professor investigates the ideas of parallel universes, warped geometry, and three-dimensional sinkholes, in a volume that explains how today's physicists are considering the prospects of additional dimensions. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now.

Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.



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Discusses dimensions of space, early twentieth-century advances, the physics of elementary particles, string theory and branes, and proposals for extra-dimension universes.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2006, ©2005
ISBN: 9780060531096
0060531096
Branch Call Number: 530.01 RANDA
Characteristics: xii, 499 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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