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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195085140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195085143
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 3.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #485,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Since ingesting Einstein's relativity theory 50 years ago, physics fell down a quantum rabbit hole and, ever since, physicists' reports to the world of popular science have been curiouser and curiouser. This version, from the author of the graduate text Quantum Field Theory , is very curious as he delineates the "delicious contradictions" of the quantum revolution: that the new paradigms of subatomic matter require the existence of "hyperspace," an ultimate universe of many dimensions, to accomodate their mostly mathematical behaviors. Unified field theory as it is currently understood does not preclude any of the hypotheses that Kaku invites to this Mad Hatter's Theory Party: superstrings, parallel universes and, his centerpiece, time travel. Although occasionally facile, Kaku remains on solid theoretical ground up to the point of his untestable hypotheses, which lead to his more abstract arguments. In the past decade particle physics has lurched to astonishing contradictions and Kaku's adventurous, tantalizing book should not be penalized for promising more than present technology can test. His intellectual perceptions will thrill lay readers, SF fans and the physics-literate. Illustrations.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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With erudition and wisdom, Kaku (physics, CUNY) has written a fascinating overview of the major scientists, discoveries, and ideas involved in an ongoing quest for synthesizing quantum mechanics and relativity physics into a superstring theory of our entire universe (unifying gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces). His clear and concise exposition in cosmology explores many topics, ranging from subatomic particles (e.g., quarks and leptons), exobiology, and black holes to wormholes, time travel, and other universes. Kaku stresses that modern physics still needs a more powerful topology mathematics in order to understand completely our expanding and evolving cosmos. Of value for both specialists and general readers, Hyperspace is an engaging and intriguing book. Highly recommended for all science collections in academic and public libraries.
- James Birx, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, N.Y.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 25 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you are thinking about reading this book then PLEASE consider reading Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" instead. It does a much better job on string theory and it is more current with the latest scoop on the second superstring revolution.
The second half of Hyperspace is light on content. There is a lot of filler. After reading it, I thought that it was because there was not much else in the way of superstring theory advances. Hyperspace is truly outdated because of its '94 print date. The second superstring revolution began in 1995 which means you are missing out on a number of recent advances. Greene's book gives you the full history of string theory plus the most recent work which was much more fufilling.
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Hyperspace by Michio Kaku is a very lucidly written account of the multidimensional approach to a unified field theory, of the possibility of parallel universes, of superstring theory of particle physics, and of the future of intelligent life and the fate of the universe. That's quite a feat in 334 pages, but he does a superb job of putting these complex concepts across for the non-math/physics types like myself. I had some difficulty getting through his discussion of superstring theory, of which he is one of the primary architects, but the other aspects of the text were more comprehensible. His style is very conversational, and he often calls upon his own experiences as a student, as a human being, and as a peer with others in the field to illustrate some aspects of his topics. The illustrations, though few, are clear and helpful. The bibliographical entries are a little old for a book written in 1994, many from the late 70s and early 80s. I've read some of the entries in the past and enjoyed most of them. They will definitely give one a thorough background in the recent history of physics and cosmology. I've put several of them on my wish list for later purchase. Notes to the chapters are full of additional historical and explanatory data of interest and are worth taking the time to read.
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By OldSciFiDog on June 23 2001
Format: Hardcover
Having been seperated from what is happening in Physics for over 30 years and seeing some of the interesting (understatement) stuff my daughter, majoring in physics, was encountering, I decided to find out if I could understand a little about this "thing" called String Theory.
After reading some reviews on Michio Kaku's outrageous title "Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension" I discovered some outrageous stuff.
Michio Kaku presentation is full of history and understandable science even for a wantabescientist like myself (I am an embedded software engineer). I found the historical connections to scientific discovery fascinating (for one of those genius kind of guys, Michio writes an intersting tale of facts and conjecture).
While I was concerned that it may contain mathematics beyond all I have forgotten, I discovered that this was unfounded, as Michio takes the time to decribe everything in terms non-mathematical (yea I know, hard to believe).
In summery, this is not only a good read, it will blow you away. I finshed this book, I read his other book on Hyperspace which is the same subject but from a "maga view" versa "down and dirty?" (by the way it does not matter the order you read these books if you are so inclined).
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By "kashava" on June 2 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book was one of the most AMAZING books I have ever read. It expanded my consciousness to an explosion that created and/or activated a new way of thinking, dreaming, and changed my entire being. (bowing to Mr.Michio Kaku), to have this effect on people. With the super intense subject manor, it's amazing how he put it in simple terms that the lay people can comprehend. The examples, stories, and excerpts from other books were put together very cleverly. I can not say enough about this book and it's author. This book puts a new classification in the words "theoretical physics". I had no idea that I and others would be effected in this way. A total life change from just one book. "Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension" is a must! Way more "out there" than most made up si-fi. Who needs fiction with factual books like this. VERY IMPRESSIVE! I give this book 5 x 1000000000 hyper stars.
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By James Sidey on Oct. 2 2000
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This is excellent. I came to this book with very little background on the subject...a glancing knowledge of relativity and of quantum mechanics. Michio Kaku presents the material in a very accessible manner, leading the reader the history and evolution of the theories that lead up to Superstring theory. This has the advantage of giving the reader a framework and a context within which to place each additional bit of knowledge and the advantage of humanizing the story. I strongly recommend this book for anyone with even a slight interest in the topic, whatever your background may be. For those who have no knowledge of the subject, Michio Kaku is an excellent and amusing teacher. For those who understand Hyperspace and Superstring theory, this may give you an historical context for your knowledge and present you with ways to explain this complicated subject to others. Kudos to Kaku and O'Keefe
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