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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback)

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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

A new edition of the iconic bestseller that introduced legions to modern physics and the quest for the ultimate understanding of the cosmos, featuring a new preface and epilogue.

With a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as graceful as the theories it so deftly explains, The Elegant Universe remains the unrivaled account of the modern search for the deepest laws of nature: “a standard that will be hard to beat” (George Johnson, New York Times Book Review). In this new 25th anniversary edition, renowned physicist and author Brian Greene—“the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today” (Washington Post)—updates his classic work with a new preface and epilogue summarizing the significant theoretical and experimental developments over the past quarter-century. From established science, including relativity and quantum mechanics, to the cutting edge of thinking on black holes, string theory, and quantum gravity, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated thoroughly accessible and entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to comprehending how the universe works.

About the Author

Brian Greene is the director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics and cofounder of the World Science Festival. Acclaimed for groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory, he is the author of four best-selling books that have collectively sold more than two million copies worldwide. He lives in New York.

Praise For…

Few humans share Greene’s mastery of the latest cosmological science and English prose.
— Dennis Overbye - New York Times

As rewarding as it gets.… [A] thrilling ride through a lovely landscape.
— K. C. Cole - Los Angeles Times

Sets a standard that will be hard to beat.
— George Johnson - The New York Times Book Review

Compulsively readable.… Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes.
— New York

Product Details
ISBN: 9781324066231
ISBN-10: 1324066237
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 20th, 2024
Pages: 512
Language: English