The Fabric of the Cosmos

  • von Brian Greene
  • Sprecher: Michael Prichard
  • 22 Std. 16 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


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, 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.



"Nobody ever said that cosmology was simple, not even Stephen Hawking, in whose tradition Dr. Greene impressively follows....he is both a skilled and kindly explicator.... The Fabric of the Cosmos is as dazzling as it is tough." ( The New York Times)
"It will be enjoyable and stimulating for the lay reader, who will even learn about time travel and teleportation. This is one popular-science book that won't be left on the coffee table half read." ( The New York Times Book Review)


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Gutes Buch - schwieriger Sprecher

Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an The Fabric of the Cosmos gefallen?

Die wissenschaftliche Darstellung von dem, was wir vom Universum, der Welt und uns bisher wissen, ist sehr gelungen.

Was mochten Sie nicht am Vortrag von Michael Prichard?

Leider ist Michael Prichard ein Sprecher, der auf einen Professorenlehrstuhl des 19. Jahrhunderts passt. Strenge, very British Aussprache, wie man sie bei Monty Python findet. So wenig freundlich und liebevoll wie es nur möglich ist, eben staubtrockene, beinharte Professorenaussprache.

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?


Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Besser das Buch nicht das Hörbuch kaufen.

Lesen Sie weiter...

- Wilson

Relativity explained understandably? Thank you!

Seriously, one of the audiobooks I will re-listen-to later on again and again.
Excellent work.
The first source of information about relativity that I really grasp.
Colour me impressed.
Lesen Sie weiter...

- Karoly VEGH

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 12.02.2004
  • Verlag: Books on Tape