ISBN: 0385542747
EAN13: 9780385542746
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 6, 2021
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.66" H x 7.5" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.78 lbs.
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER

The epic story of the greatest quest in all of science--the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe--from renowned theoretical physicist and author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity

When Newton discovered the law of gravity, he unified the rules governing the heavens and the Earth. Since then, physicists have been placing new forces into ever-grander theories.

But perhaps the ultimate challenge is achieving a monumental synthesis of the two remaining theories--relativity and the quantum theory. This would be the crowning achievement of science, a profound merging of all the forces of nature into one beautiful, magnificent equation to unlock the deepest mysteries in science: What happened before the Big Bang? What lies on the other side of a black hole? Are there other universes and dimensions? Is time travel possible? Why are we here?

Kaku also explains the intense controversy swirling around this theory, with Nobel laureates taking opposite sides on this vital question. It is a captivating, gripping story; what's at stake is nothing less than our conception of the universe.

Written with Kaku's trademark enthusiasm and clarity, this epic and engaging journey is the story of The God Equation.

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5
   Loved the book. Great storytelling of the scientific discovery.
Loved the storytelling, Mr. Rule told us. Pauley also writes that the book is "perfect for anyone who is interested in philosophy and deep questions." No one, not even physicists, will admit to reading this book.
 
4
   Good read
Easy to read, but the reader needs a little physics background to really appreciate the message. It's a book that doesn't have an understandable conclusion. Liked it, said Blair.
 
5
   I LOVED this book!
I am not a scientist nor have I ever read any scientific books, so I was pleasantly surprised by this book, Garton said. It was a bullet, but I could not put it down. He does an amazing job of explaining very complex concepts in very simple ways.
 
5
   Great book!
I really enjoyed reading all separated materials, Morgenthau said. Thank you, Dr. kaku!
 
3
   Summary: The Final Theory...Still MIA
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the book, McCarthy said. However, this does not provide any new insights into the extremely elusive idea that there must be one short formula that explains everything in the universe. If you are a relatively new graduate or are just beginning to understand this area of science, this book will hold some interest. If you have even a modicum of knowledge about science, the book will be a disappointment. Predictably, the book will be a best-seller based on the irreverent title. A charismatic and witty novelist, Mr. Powell was also a sought-after speaker. Mitzna and Duro were also cited for great marketing. The remaining information is housed within the 198 pages of the book. Zilkha conceded: "I don't recommend it."
 
5
   Good Read
I'm not a highly intelligent person, but he makes it all seem so easy. Loved the book, said Janet. It's just that they call it quits."
 
5
   A deep and easy read
His style is narrative and very easy to understand, even for those who are not writers.
 
5
   Clear, Simple Writing
Small black holes that might be created in new supercolliders are harmless and will decay quickly, allowing for the construction of new worlds. It's great to be back home, Dad! That's a load off my mind, right? For anyone who is interested in science, even if we can't understand it all, The God Equation gives us some insight into what theoretical physicists have been up to over the centuries. Dr. Kaku's clear, simple writing help makes it easy for people with disabilities to get around the Web. I make him seem more human and sympathetic and just might convince one or two young readers that they, too, have what it takes to tackle theoretical physics.
 
5
   A good read overall
The book is a very nice synopsis of modern physics and string theory. This book is great for those who are interested in science, but may not be enthusiastic theoretical physicists or scientists.
 
5
   Fantastic Book For the Curious Everyday Person Who Wants an Understanding of Physics
I've been interested in learning and understanding the implications of physics, historical and current theories, but often seemed to hit a wall that was holding back the effort. I wanted to pull the pieces I had some understanding of into context, but couldn't find resources to do that. What I found was often that the information I needed was already in my head, which prevented me from connecting the dots. I'm thrilled with the book, said Sara Fields, Harper's assistant. I believe the historical context and the historical explanations connected the dots for me. Concise and arrogant, this book was not for the faint of heart. If you have an interest or curiosity in the subject, please let us know. If so, you should probably read this book. The Harrisons are not the only ones who have found the material.
 
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