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

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Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this "New York Times" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue. Review Quotes: Compulsively readable. . . ....

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Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this "New York Times" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.
Review Quotes:
Compulsively readable. . . . Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes.

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As rewarding as it gets . . . a thrilling ride through a lovely landscape.

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Sets a standard that will be hard to beat.--George Johnson

Brief Description:
The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.

Review Quotes:
"As rewarding as it gets. . . . A thrilling ride through a lovely landscape.

Brief Description:
"With a new preface"--Jacket of hardcover printing.

Brief Description:
Ed. statement from p. v of pbk. printing.

Review Quotes:
Sets a standard that will be hard to beat. --George Johnson

Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.; 8; Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter - from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas - is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. 'The Elegant Universe' makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works..
Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter - from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas - is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. 'The Elegant Universe' makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

Review Citations:
Library Journal 09/15/2004 pg. 86 (EAN 9781593750060, DVD-Video)
Library Journal 09/15/2004 pg. 86 (EAN 9781578079841, Video, VHS Format)
Library Journal 11/15/1999 (EAN 9781565113473, Analog Audio Cassette)
Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/15/1998 pg. 60 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly 01/11/1999 pg. 64 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/1999 pg. 119 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Library Journal 02/15/1999 pg. 179 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
New York Times 02/21/1999 pg. 6 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
New York Times 06/06/1999 pg. 39 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Wilson Senior High Core Col 01/01/1999 pg. 25 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
LJ Best Books of Year 01/01/2000 pg. 49 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
New York Times 12/05/1999 pg. 88 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/1999 pg. 62 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Boston Book Review 07/01/2000 pg. 31 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Newsweek 07/31/2000 pg. 62 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Library Journal 09/15/1998 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Library Journal 02/15/1999 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Library Journal 01/01/2000 (EAN 9780393046885, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: Greene, Brian
Brian Greene received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar. He is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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