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By Jim Baggott

ISBN-10: 1780334923

ISBN-13: 9781780334929

From acclaimed technological know-how writer Jim Baggot, a pointed critique of recent theoretical physics.

In this lovely new quantity, Jim Baggott argues that there's no observational or experimental proof for lots of of the information of recent theoretical physics: super-symmetric debris, tremendous strings, the multiverse, the holographic precept, or the anthropic cosmological precept. those theories usually are not in basic terms unfaithful; they don't seem to be even technological know-how.

They are fairy-tale physics: fantastical, strange and sometimes outrageous, maybe even confidence-trickery. This booklet offers a much-needed antidote. knowledgeable, complete, and balanced, it deals lay readers the most recent rules concerning the nature of actual truth whereas basically distinguishing among truth and myth.

With its attractive graphics of many significant figures of contemporary physics, together with Paul Davies, John Barrow, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, and Leonard Susskind, it supplies to be crucial analyzing for all readers drawn to what we all know and don't find out about the character of the universe and truth itself.

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