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Oliver Sacks on The Hidden Reality
Oliver Sacks was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, California, and New York. He is professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, and Columbia's first University Artist. He is the author of many books, including Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Musicophilia. His newest book, The Mind's Eye, was published in October, 2010.
Brian Greene is not only a profound cosmological thinker--a pioneer of string theory--but a writer of exceptional clarity and charm. His books--The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos among them--take one ever deeper into a universe stranger and more wonderful than anyone could have conceived a generation ago. The Hidden Reality takes us deeper still, and it has a special personal quality and warmth that is evident from the opening of the book, when Greene recollects how, as a boy, he was fascinated by the multiple reflections in parallel mirrors. He has never lost this childlike wonder at the world of physics, but he brings it now to examining theories of multiple universes, of the continual birth of universes, starting long before our own. . . and destined to continue, perhaps, to the end of time.
In the 1930s, as a boy myself, I read The Mysterious Universe by James Jeans. Jeans was, like Greene, a brilliant theoretical astronomer and equally mesmerizing writer. I thought Jeans's book was the most exciting, revelatory book I had ever read, and now, seventy years later, I feel the same excitement reading Brian Greene's new book, where every chapter opens level after level of previously unimaginable, mind-expanding realities.
I found Greene's book enjoyable, full of new concepts and explanations, and well worth reading.
And Brian Greene, author of the current volume under discussion, has now produced his third book attempting to explain some very difficult ideas to the lay reader.
If you are a Brian Greene fan, then you may have read his previous books The Elegant Universe and the Fabric of the Cosmos, both of which are beautiful reads.
An open-minded discussion with in-depth knowledge about the universes in most modern context.Published 17 days ago by Yapa
This a well written book designed for those of us who have a little scientific knowledge and want to learn about the cutting edge of theoretical physics and cosmology. Read morePublished 25 days ago by westie1
Excellent all the way around. I would buy from them again. Very satisfied overall.Published 26 days ago by William Riddel
This is a very interesting and well written book about the different possible multiverses based on math and modern physics which do give a window into what may have preceded the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim
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Three words. BEST BOOK EVER. Actually, I think all of Brian Greene's books are the BEST BOOKS EVER. Read more
Thought I am a psychiatrist I am interested in the underlying physical reality that we have come to discover using the brain as our starting point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sanford E. Pomerantz
Great boot! Received on time. Very satisfied with the services and I recommend to a friend!Published 1 month ago by AK
Green is a genious who has the gift to transmit complex knowledge to non cientific people like me. I enjoyed all his books. Both fascinating and enlighting.Published 1 month ago by julia
Whew, talk about going DEEP!
You can't get much deeper than this as a layperson, when it comes to Cosmology, physics, reality, and existence. Read more