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  • Published: 3 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141014630
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $24.99

Parallel Worlds

The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos



Selected for the BBC FOUR Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction longlist

Getting a grip on the creation and ultimate fate of the universe is one of the great scientific stories of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first, the story is expanding to enfold many universes. Michio Kaku's dazzling book tells that new story. Using the latest astronomical data, he explores the Big Bang, theories of everything, and our cosmic future. His wonderfully clear scientific account leads to some mind-boggling speculations about the human implications of this story. Are we condemned to watch a single universe slowly run down, becoming a dark, cold wasteland? Or can we dream of escaping into one of many parallel universes, each born of a new Big Bang, or even existing in another dimension? Kaku shows how the new cosmology points to these and other astonishing possibilities.

  • Published: 3 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141014630
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku is a leading theoretical physicist and one of the founders of string theory, widely regarded as the strongest candidate for a 'theory of everything'. He is also one of the most gifted popularizers of science of his generation, author of Hyperspace, Visions, Einstein's Cosmos and Parallel Worlds. His latest book is Physics of the Impossible (Penguin, 2008).

He also hosts the weekly hour-long US radio show Explorations. He holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York where he has taught for over twenty-five years.

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