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The Fabric of the Cosmos - Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

Brian Greene

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From Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene uses these questions to guide us toward modern science's new and deeper understanding of the universe. From Newton's unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein's fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics' entangled arena where vastly distant objects can bridge their spatial separation to instantaneously coordinate their behavior or even undergo teleportation, Greene reveals our world to be very different from what common experience leads us to believe. Focusing on the enigma of time, Greene establishes that nothing in the laws of physics insists that it run in any particular direction and that "time's arrow" is a relic of the universe's condition at the moment of the big bang. And in explaining the big bang itself, Greene shows how recent cutting-edge developments in superstring and M-theory may reconcile the behavior of everything from the smallest particle to the largest black hole. This startling vision culminates in a vibrant eleven-dimensional "multiverse," pulsating with ever-changing textures, where space and time themselves may dissolve into subtler, more fundamental entities. Sparked by the trademark wit, humor, and brilliant use of analogy that have made The Elegant Universe a modern classic, Brian Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world. With 146 illustrations Jacket photograph by DB Image/Brand X Pictures From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Davies

Length:

6h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:26