Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creations, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

August 12, 2012

A Book Review

Author – Dr. Michio Kaku

  • Professor of Theoretical Physics – City University of New York
  • Co-founder of String Field Theory
  • Interviewed by the media constantly

Anchor Books, 428 p

If you are interested in quantum and/or astrophysics, I’ll be very surprised if you haven’t run into Dr. Michio Kaku somewhere along the way. Besides his fame as the co-founder of String Theory, he has the ability to explain intricate scientific concepts in terms the average person can understand. He does it in television soundbites and he does it in his greatly expanded discussions throughout this this book.

Parallel Worlds is Michio Kaku’s very successful attempt to teach us, the readers, about the very complex universe within which we live live. Just a slightly gargantuan task, to say the least. But the man does it in everyday terminology.

From the Big Bang to bubbling multiple universes and multidimensional space, Kaku spins explanations like a spider drawing you into a web of comprehension.  Even his chapter titles entice. Here are three: “Baby Pictures of the Universe”; “Searching for Echoes from the Eleventh Dimension”; and, “M-Theory: The Mother of All Strings”.

Like the good academic he is, a large section at the end of this book is taken up with detailed end notes, a great glossary, recommended reading and an extensive index.

Try it, you’ll like it.

Click here to find this book online.

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