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Warped Passages

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Written by: Lisa Randall
Narrated by: Donna Postel
Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
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The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familiar three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable...for now.

Warped Passages is an altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early 20th-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature - taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.

©2005 Lisa Randall (P)2017 Tantor

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physics mom 💯
would hear again and again
even my girlfriend secretly loves it
she will see it again soon

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  • Victor
  • 2018-05-13

Physics textbook without the math

Interesting enough to get to the end but keeping all the features and characteristics of the myriad particles, dimensions and branes memorized was a challenge.

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  • ESN
  • 2018-07-20

Extra Dimensional Cosmology with Clever Analogies

A master class in how to hook a physics reader/listener. The analogies were clever, funny and memorable. I would have liked some of the mathematics, possibly layered so others could skip it. If Feynman could do it, so can you.

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  • Vincent Bidez
  • 2019-07-10

Audible is lying about the "Release Date"

Audible makes this book appear current by claiming a "release date" of 12-19-17. I was extremely disappointed to discover it was actually written in 2005 after the author mentioned the "yet to be constructed LHC".

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  • Jan D. Leslie
  • 2019-07-09

Excellent book

Very much enjoyed this book. Illustrates some of the newest models in quantum, and astro, physics in a way a lay person can understand

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  • Joanz
  • 2019-07-05

perfect balance of requisite information building

I found myself feeling diminutive after stopping the book after each session. Tough to detach from a soaring intellect.

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  • robert j.
  • 2019-03-06

the analogies are stupid and dont help explain

the analogies ruined it for me. take those out and you have a 5 star