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The hidden reality : parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos

Author: B Greene
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Hidden Reality" reveals how major developments in different branches of fundamental theoretical physics -- relativistic, quantum, cosmological, unified, computational -- have all led us to consider one or another variety of parallel universe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Greene
ISBN: 9780307265630 0307265633
OCLC Number: 607975732
Description: xi, 370 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The bounds of reality: on parallel worlds --
Endless doppelgangers: the quilted multiverse --
Eternity and infinity: the inflationary multiverse --
Unifying nature's laws: on the road to string theory --
Hovering universes in nearby dimensions: the brane and cyclic multiverses --
New thinking about an old constant: the landscape multiverse --
Science and the multiverse: on inference, explanation, and prediction --
The many worlds of quantum measurement: the quantum multiverse --
Black holes and holograms: the holographic multiverse --
Universes, computers, and mathematical reality: the simulated and ultimate multiverses --
The limits of inquiry: multiverses and the future.
Responsibility: Brian Greene.

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"The Hidden Reality" reveals how major developments in different branches of fundamental theoretical physics -- relativistic, quantum, cosmological, unified, computational -- have all led us to consider one or another variety of parallel universe.

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by dacase (WorldCat user published 2012-09-10) Very Good Permalink

I enjoyed this generally well written book even though it has a couple of major shortcomings.  I liked that it made some effort to back up claims about mathematics with some details, but this turned out to be more of the same tease rather than minimally adequate explication.  At the very...
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