Like a number of his other books, Surfing is structured as a fiction, in this case an X-Files romance--Pickover clearly has a deep and personal appreciation for Scully (whom he calls "Sally," presumably on advice of counsel). You, dear reader, are the FBI's chief investigator of four-dimensional phenomena. As you and your cohorts chase bizarre manifestations from "upsilon" (4-D up) and "delta" (4-D down), Pickover provides explanations, paradoxes, and problems, with many helpful drawings and computer-generated illustrations.
Pickover's book, like every work on higher dimensions, is something of a sequel to Edwin Abbott's classic story, Flatland. Like Abbott, Pickover doesn't just look at the mathematics: "I want to know if humankind's Gods could exist in the fourth dimension." Not for the theologically squeamish, this book is lively, provocative, outrageous, and fascinating. --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I enjoyed this book immensely.
Who could resist a book with such chapter titles as; The Divinity of Higher Dimensions, Satan and Perpendicular Worlds and The Gods of Hyperspace.
At some points in the book I felt that the author was just repeating the same information in different words over and over again.
Some of the content of this book went over my head. Yes, one or two important points are repeated but I didn't mind.Published 4 months ago by DawnYawn
I enjoyed this book immensely. For the first time, I "get" n-dimensional space and physics. I recommend this book highly to the inquisitive.Published 16 months ago by Arlen L. Card
This book explored the fourth dimension. The author attempts to tackle the problem with our #D oriented minds that prevents us from visualizing the fourth dimension, which is... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Megan Elizabeth
All too weird and a difficult to stay focused - the author could have done more to make it more relatable to average reader.Published 20 months ago by Dennis Martin
I started reading this book and was bored after a couple of pages. I expected the book to be informational, but it seemed to be written for entertainment, and not the kind I like. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by Aleksey Lazar
Great science is about answering interesting questions and great science writing is about making those selfsame answers accessible to the public. Read morePublished on April 9, 2007 by Steve Reina
'Surfing Through Hyperspace' by Clifford Pickover is an engaging presentation of highly theoretical concepts within the field of physics presented in the form of a cosmic... Read morePublished on May 25, 2006 by Brian E. Erland
This is the third of Clifford pickover's books that I've read. Sex Drugs Einstein and Elves is a good introduction to who Pickover is and to some of the subjects he writes about. Read morePublished on April 26, 2006 by Aaron Smith
Clifford A. Pickover, "Surfing through Hyperspace," 239 pages, numerous illustrations
This book discusses higher-dimensional geometry, the fourth dimension, philosophy,... Read more