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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (79 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Musser Narrator: Ray Porte Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Everything is connected.

We’re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that’s captured the general public’s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a “theory of everything,” a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, listeners will learn the ideas behind the theories and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.

In this guide you get:

–Clear explanations of quantum mechanics, Einstein’s theories of relativity, and how string theory unites them

–A quick, easy-to-understand overview of competing theories and how they might be tested

–Fast facts about black holes, what’s inside them, how they’re made, and why they’re so deeply paradoxical

–Simple, smart tips to help you visualize extra dimensions

Wrap your head around a big idea.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “George Musser presents the multidimensional world of string theory in this fantastic primer on all things physics, including the problem of time, the holographic principle, and alternatives to strings. The book is not only for beginners, but its lucid explanations ensure that even an idiot will emerge with an ear for the strange music of reality.”

    New Scientist

  • “[A] thoroughly worthwhile read, doing as good a job as you could hope for in reducing the Gordian complexity of string theory into something that intelligent readers feel that they understand.”

    Physics Education

  • “An excellent popular account of string theory…this book is to be welcomed, not only for explaining the physics in an easily assimilated way, but also for articulating why superstrings and the rest of fundamental physics matter at all…Best of all, Musser…tackles the controversial aspects of string theory, which have been the subject of much journalistic nonsense lately, and gets it all just about right.”

    Physics World

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by BAKU | 8/28/2013

    " This is the book I wish I could mail to myself in the past. ( Tachyonic anti-mail ? ) To when I was 11. ( The explication of Bell's inequality sucks, but everything else is great ) List's Borge's ' Ficcione ' in the ' further reading ' ( that rocks ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 5/15/2013

    " The book was a good layman's representative of String theory. It is definitely something to read if you want a basic overview and understanding of String Theory and a run down of the other current theories out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adina | 12/8/2012

    " I do not have much background in physics, so for this author to be able to shed some light to me on this topic was amazing. I did find out how much I do not know and new, interesting questions to ponder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dianna Caley | 7/10/2012

    " So, the whole book may turn out to be fiction, but kudos to the author. He makes string theory and the competing theories come alive. He has a talent for vivid imagery that makes the theories intelligible and interesting. "

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About the Author
Author George Musser

George Musser is an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor for Scientific American, and the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory. He is the recipient of an American Astronomical Society’s Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award and the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. He has appeared on the Today show, CNN, NPR, the BBC, and more. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter. Follow him on Twitter at @gmusser.