Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientists Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature, Steven Weinberg
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Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientists Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

Author: Steven Weinberg

Narrator: Stuart Langton

Unabridged: 9 hr 28 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 04/14/2009

Genre: Science - Physics

Synopsis

This is the story of a grand scientific quest: the quest for a unifying theory of nature. Writing with dazzling elegance and clarity, Nobel Prizewinning physicist Steven Weinberg retraces the steps that have led modern scientists from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to the notion of superstrings and the idea that our universe may coexist with others. Along the way, he voices the questions that are always present: Why does each explanation of the way nature works point to other, deeper explanations? Why are the best theories not only logical but beautiful? And what implications will a final theory have for our philosophy and religious faith?

Intellectually daring, rich in anecdote and aphorism, Dreams of a Final Theory launches us into a new cosmos and helps us make sense of what we find there.

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