Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 November 2008

272 Pages | 25 B&W line drawings

5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199548170

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New Theories of Everything

John D. Barrow

  • New in Paperback
  • The Theory of Everything has in recent years become the focus of some of the most exciting research in science.
  • A fully revised and updated edition of Barrow's earlier work, bringing the story of the quest right up to date.
  • Explores such questions as how did our own Universe begin? Is it unique in supporting life? And how do we test these theories?
  • Covers a wide range of topics, from 'M-theory' (currently the prime candidate for the ultimate explanation) to the anthropic principle and new theories of complexity and computation.
  • As a leading cosmologist, John D. Barrow is supremely well-placed to put the quest for the theory of everything in its scientific, historical, and philosophical context.
  • Authoritative and original, Barrow eloquently presents complicated theories in an accessible style, drawing in quotes from literature and philosophy.