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Hyperspace : a scientific odyssey through parallel universes, time warps, and the tenth dimension

Author: 加来, 道雄 ; Michio Kaku
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Can we change the past? Are there gateways to parallel universes? All of us have pondered such questions, but there was a time when scientists dismissed these notions as outlandish speculations. Not any more. Today, they are the focus of the most intense scientific activity in recent memory. In Hyperspace, Michio Kaku, author of the widely acclaimed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 加来, 道雄 ; Michio Kaku
ISBN: 0192861891 9780192861894
OCLC Number: 32392025
Description: xvi, 359 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Entering the Fifth Dimension. 1. Worlds Beyond Space and Time. 2. Mathematicians and Mystics. 3. The Man Who "Saw" the Fourth Dimension. 4. The Secret of Light: Vibrations in the Fifth Dimension --
Pt. II. Unification in Ten Dimensions. 5. Quantum Heresy. 6. Einstein's Revenge. 7. Superstrings. 8. Signals from the Tenth Dimension. 9. Before Creation --
Pt. III. Wormholes: Gateways to Another Universe? 10. Black Holes and Parallel Universes. 11. To Build a Time Machine. 12. Colliding Universes --
Pt. IV. Masters of Hyperspace. 13. Beyond the Future. 14. The Fate of the Universe --
15. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michio Kaku ; illustrations by Robert O'Keefe.

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beautifully written, making difficult scientific ideas seem accessible, almost easy. Danah Zohar, Independent

 
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