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ISBN-13: 978-0192861894 ISBN-10: 0192861891 Edition: First paperback edit

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  • Paperback: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (T); First paperback edit edition (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192861891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192861894
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Kaku's adventurous, tantalizing book should not be penalized for promising more than present technology can test. His intellectual perceptions will thrill lay readers, SF fans and the physics-literate.' Publishers Weekly

`What's all the hype about hyperspace? Most of us have our hands full dealing with just one universe. But Kaku takes us confidently into another dimension, or ten, to see why physicists think that universes are parallel, plural, and positively fermented with wormholes!' John Barrow, author of Theories of Everything

`he has written one of the best popular accounts of higher physics.' Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal

`Hyperspace is beautifully written, making difficult scientific ideas seem accessible, almost easy. Kaku's journey through the ten dimensions is fascinating.' Danah Zohar, Independent

'Kaku's adventurous, tantalizing book should not be penalized for promising more than present technology can test. His intellectual perceptions will thrill lay readers, SF fans and the physics-literate.' Publishers Weekly

'a venture into time travel and higher dimensional theories' Daily Telegraph

`Absorbing, fluently written' The Independent on Sunday

`Kaku's book covers the most difficult areas of modern physics ... Unusually for a book on these exciting questions, Kaku also gives a real feel for what it is like to work on them.' Focus

`strikingly clear and well constructed ... provides a ... comprehensive selection of exercises at the end of every chapter' John Gribben, New Scientist

About the Author

Michio Kaku is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of the City University of New York. He is the author of other popular and graduate level books and for the past 10 years has hosted a weekly public-radio talk show on science and current events. He is an experienced and outstanding public speaker.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Skoro on April 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
Once again, Dr Kaku has produced an informative yet accessible book on modern physics. Although this isn't up to date on the latest developments in strings and M theory, the reader isn't likely to be looking for the latest technical findings and conjecture. If what you're seeking is an interesting and absorbing account of this intriguing but untested field, then this is probably the first book you should read on the subject. What makes string theory so fascinating is that it is following the same sequence as previous breakthroughs in physics: a concept is thought out, found to be mathematically consistent, a model is developed, and finally, testing confirms the model. String theory (M theory) has progresssed to the model stage, but we currently lack the technical means to test that model. But the fact that the numbers are in agreement makes it look promising.

Don't be concerned about the math, though. The book mentions some mathematicians and their contributions, but the reader isn't required to get out his pocket calculator to follow along. The book is 99% fact and science, in popular form, and about 1% interesting speculation on what the model implies, if it's accurate. And those implications are stunning: parallel universes, possibly infinite in number, with every conceivable permutation of reality, and many more beyond our comprehension.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By general public on August 29, 2010
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I'm new to downlaoding books. This book is riddled with speling errors. It's not a big deal, becuase you can read through it and understand themeaning. However, it makes me wander, were portions of the text omitted while creating this book for downloading to Kindle, or did a mispelling change the meaning of a sentence?

The above typos were intentional. I wanted to express how annoying it can be when you read text with errors.

For anyone out there that has experience with these Kindle books, are these typos common? Or does this particular book's errors happen to be a fluke?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sofi on October 2, 2008
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The book is a good introduction to hypersapce,parallel universes, supergravity, string theory and every other physics theory difficult to understand for the lay person. Dr. Kaku interests the reader to a new world of possibilities.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Man Kam Tam on February 16, 2009
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The central challenge of theoretical physics today is to unify the four fundamental forces--the electromagnetic force (electricity, magnetism, and light), the strong nuclear force (provides the energy that fuels the star, fusion), the weak nuclear force (governs certain form of radioactive decay), the gravitational force (keeps the earth and the planets in their orbits)--into a single force. Beginning with Einstein, the giants of physics have tried and failed to find such a unified mathematical model. However, the answer that eluded Einstein for the last 30 years of his life may lie in the hyperspace theory. In short, Einstein has three major ideas. The first one is the special relativity, which time can covert into space and vice versa. The second one is the general relativity, which matter (energy) can bent space (time). In other words, forces do not exist; force is a consequence of geometry due to curved space. The third one is the unified field theory. The goal is to describe matter by geometry. But the quantum theory dominates theoretical physics in the next 60 years until 1980s.

Quantum theory is the opposite of Einstein's theory. Einstein's general relativity is a theory of the cosmos (stars and galaxies). Quantum theory is a theory of the microcosm (subatomic particles).

In essence, the key differences between Einstein's geometric theory and quantum theory are: (1) Forces are created by the exchange of discrete packets of energy, called quanta. (2) Different forces are caused by the exchange of different quanta. (3) We can never know simultaneously the velocity and positions of a subatomic particle. (4) There is a finite probability that particles may "tunnel" through or make a quantum leap through impenetrable barriers.
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It is hard to criticize much of the work which is conversational and lucid.
And yet, there are substantial problems here.
The author, a respected major scientist, is far from neutral here and is rather dismissive of the fact that there is no available method by which to prove the String Theory which he devotes a good part of the book to defending. It is true that the presumed 10 dimension model supports many different areas within Physics. Yet, consistency in giving the correct answer is insufficient to prove a theory. Newton's Laws worked well until Maxwell and later Einstein questioned the Principia's absolute standing. The Universe of Ptolmey in most ways, or the Geometry of Euclid were absolutes of their time. With few easy contenders, String Theory is definitely worthwhile, but the author has not chosen to show any scruples about it.
Whether from the standpoint of increasing the interst of a segment of readers or not, the author also choses to digress to references to Star Trek and other Science Fiction a bit more than this reviewer feels to have been relevant. Some of the references may be seen as useful and others verge on fantasy, if not crossing well beyond the boundary.
Scenarios of differing types of cultures, from our present 0 to I, II or III seem generally a bit optimistic in speculative nature at the least. The Earth and Universe might be doomed. Perhaps this is even in the purview of Physics, but projected escape measures would seem to reflect poor editing on top of some manic flight of fancy. At one point a human culture is perhaps to move through a wormhole to a fresh Universe.
[I am sure that we can mess up the Universe there much less than we have here!
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