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Warped Passages

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

by Lisa Randall

On Sale: 09/19/2006

Price: $17.99

Warped Passages

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Warped Passages

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

by Lisa Randall

On Sale: 09/19/2006

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now.

Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.

Critical Praise

“Lisa Randall, a leading theorist, has made major contributions to both particle physics and cosmology.” - Brian Greene, bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabrics of the Cosmos

“Randall is one of the most influencial and exciting young theoretical Physicists working in elementary particle physics and cosmology today.” - Lee Smolin, author of Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

“A great read. . . . I highly recommend it.” - Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio’s Science Friday

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060531096
  • ISBN 10: 0060531096
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 09/19/2006
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.153 in (d)
  • Pages: 512
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Physics / General
  • BISAC2 : MATHEMATICS / Mathematical Analysis
  • BISAC3 : PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics