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4.00003812428517 out of 54.00003812428517 out of 54.00003812428517 out of 54.00003812428517 out of 54.00003812428517 out of 5 4.00 (26,230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Greene Narrator: Erik Davies Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory 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.

Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling.Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing-a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

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  • The Elegant Universe is compulsively readable.... Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes. New York
  • [An] important book.... The Elegant Universe presents the ideas and aspirations-and some of the characters-of string theory with clarity and charm. Scientific American
  • As good as it gets.... [A] thrilling ride through a lovely landscape. Los Angeles Times
  • [Greene] writes with poetic eloquence and style.... [He] does an admirable job of translating a wholly mathematical endeavor into visual terms. The Washington Post Book World
  • [Greene's metaphors oftten provide beauty and power.... The Elegant Universe is a rewarding read. Discovery Magazine
  • String theory is the hottest idea to emerge in physics since Stephen Hawking gazed into a black hole.... [Greene] explain[s] it in terms that anyone can understand. San Francisco Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jose Daniel | 2/14/2014

    " Amazing book that blows your mind with all the posibilty modern physics has to offer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Dorrough | 12/21/2013

    " there is no better book to explain string theory to the layperson "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy Lee | 12/12/2013

    " Very cool content and as easy a read as any string theory book can be. Really opened my eyes and gave me new lenses to view the world through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremiah | 12/1/2013

    " So far, so good. I am about a third of the way through the book, and I will say not only that Greene's exlplanations are clear, but that he accurately anticipates the questions a layperson such as I will have. Another book I read, by Leonard Mlodinow I think, claimed to be for laypeople, but really it was full of vague explanations and annoying jokes. This book is much better. "

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