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Hole in the Universe, The

Hole in the Universe, The

Auteur

K. C. Cole

Eerste Uitgave

2001

Uitgave

2001

Uitgeverij

Harcourt, Inc

Vorm

non-fictie

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

274 bladzijden

Gelezen

2005-05-14

Score

8/10

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How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything
Behind the front-page reports of fascinating discoveries in physics, cosmology, and math, lurks a deep underlying mystery--an all-pervasive presence that eludes understanding, yet controls everything else that happens. That mysterious presence is Nothing. Los Angeles Times science writer K.C. Cole plunges into the void with today's top scientists and theorists, showing how the continuing search for ultimate nothingness is leading to a profoundly new understanding of the origins and nature of the universe.
The universe that emerges in this important book is juicy, rich, and deep. Every time scientists think they have reached the ultimate void, new stuff appears: a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time, repulsive antigravity, and universes that breed like bunnies.
Cole takes arcane scientific knowledge and makes it accessible and enticing. She uses her extraordinary imagination and literary gifts to tame the black holes, animate the eleven dimensions, and bring the cutting edge to the kitchen table. Cole untangles the complexity with wonderfully vivid language, inviting each of us onto the frontiers of science - and making it a thrilling trip.