The Elegant Universe

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Dec 23, 2008 | 960 Minutes

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Awards

ALA Notable Adult Books SELECTION 2000

Praise

"The Elegant Universe is compulsively readable…. Greene threatens to do for string theory what Stephen Hawking did for black holes."  -New York

"[An] important book…. The Elegant Universe presents the ideas and aspirations-and some of the characters-of string theory with clarity and charm."  -Scientific American

"As good as it gets…. [A] thrilling ride through a lovely landscape."  -Los Angeles Times

"[Greene] writes with poetic eloquence and style…. [He] does an admirable job of translating a wholly mathematical endeavor into visual terms."  -The Washington Post Book World

"[Greene’s metaphors oftten provide beauty and power…. The Elegant Universe is a rewarding read."  -Discovery Magazine

"String theory is the hottest idea to emerge in physics since Stephen Hawking gazed into a black hole…. [Greene] explain[s] it in terms that anyone can understand."  -San Francisco Chronicle


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