Actor and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes readers to
the cutting edge of one of the greatest questions of all. Is there
life beyond Earth.
For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether
we are alone in the universe, but in the last few years—as
our probes begin to escape the solar system, and our telescopes
reveal thousands of Earthlike planets—scientists have taken
huge leaps toward an answer.
You are reading the word “now” right now. But what does
that mean. What makes the ephemeral moment “now” so
special. Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers,
priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and
Is our universe dying.
Could there be other universes.
In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling
author Michio Kaku—an author who “has a knack
for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth” (Wall
Street Journal)—takes readers on a fascinating tour of
cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the
*An instant New York Times Bestseller* *Publishers Weekly #1 Most Anticipated Science Book of
"You will be enthralled." — Wall Street Journal "A
tour de force." — Salon.com
internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the
most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is
emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation
as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs
bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal
Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past,
present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and
mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly
his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical
structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse.
Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of
bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the
first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns
his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and
Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on
“the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for
spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This
remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and
the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that
grew along with their friendship.