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Parallel Worlds

The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos

By Michio Kaku

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| Paperback | 9780141014630

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From the bestselling author of "Physics of the Impossible", Michio Kaku's "Parallel Worlds" takes us to the frontiers of scientific knowledge to explain the extraordinary nature - and future - of our universe. Imagine a future where we are not alone Continue

From the bestselling author of "Physics of the Impossible", Michio Kaku's "Parallel Worlds" takes us to the frontiers of scientific knowledge to explain the extraordinary nature - and future - of our universe. Imagine a future where we are not alone - where our universe is just one of countless parallel worlds, some strangely familiar, some almost unimaginable. And that, when planet earth finally runs down to a cold, dark wasteland, we will be able to escape into these new worlds and start again. Michio Kaku's thrilling guide to the galaxy shows us how it could happen sooner than we think - and the future for intelligent life is one of endless possibilities. "This book is absolutely impossible to put down ...if and when we do find out what the universe is, and how it was created, it's going to be absolutely mind-blowing". ("Independent on Sunday"). "One of the gurus of modern physics". ("Financial Times"). "An exhilarating read ...nobody who reads this book can be anything less than amazed by the possibilities it presents". ("Scotland on Sunday"). "The journey he takes the reader on is so picturesque and the conclusions so startling that you are gripped". ("Sunday Telegraph").
Michio Kaku is a leading theoretical physicist and one of the founders of string theory, widely regarded as the strongest candidate for the 'theory of everything'. He is also one of the most gifted popularizers of science of his generation. His books published by Penguin include "Parallel Worlds", "The Physics of the Future" and "The Physics of the Impossible". He holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, where he has taught for over twenty-five years.

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    縱觀了宇宙/天文/物理學發展的過程,對於一些深奧的概念也佐以精彩的譬喻來解釋,是相當好的科普書籍。

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    Simply amazing. Michio Kaku, like no one else, except perhabs Brian Greene, is able to make clear even so "hostile" thing like quantum mechanics.

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    Elim said on May 17, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    One of the best book I have ever read

    This chef d'oeuvre is not only a clear, exhaustive and charming guide to modern physics, but also a clear positive message toward the reader.
    I let it comment by itself:

    “The generation now alive is perhaps the most important generation of ...(continue)

    This chef d'oeuvre is not only a clear, exhaustive and charming guide to modern physics, but also a clear positive message toward the reader.
    I let it comment by itself:

    “The generation now alive is perhaps the most important generation of humans ever to walk the Earth. Unlike previous generations, we hold in our hands the future destiny of our species, whether we soar into fulfilling our promise as a type I civilization or fall into the abyss of chaos, pollution, and war. Decisions made by us will reverberate throughout this century. How we resolve global wars, proliferating nuclear weapons, and sectarian and ethnic strife will either lay or destroy the foundations of a type I civilization. Perhaps the purpose and meaning of the current generation are to make sure that the transition to a type I civilization is a smooth one.
    The choice is ours. This is the legacy of the generation now alive. This is our destiny.”

    Michio Kaku, “Parallel Worlds”, pp. 361

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    MauCollu said on Oct 22, 2009 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 448 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0141014636
  • ISBN-13: 9780141014630
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publish date: 2006-01-26
  • Dimensions: 161 mm x 832 mm x 1,276 mm
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