The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): Leonard Sisskind

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The father of string theory recounts his paradigm-shifting debate with Stephen Hawking over the nature of black holes.


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'Entertaining...both lucid and enjoyable...Like the best teachers, Susskind makes it fun to learn. With a deft use of analogy and a flair for language, he tames the most ferocious concepts...He has come up with the best visual metaphor for the multidimensinality of string theory that I've yet come across, one that alone is worth the price of the book' - Los Angeles Times 'Susskind is very down to earth, an easy-going and entertaining guide through the most exciting frontiers of theoretical physics' - New Scientist

Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University since 1978. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of numerous prizes including the science writing prize of the American Institute of Physics for his Scientific American article on black holes.

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  • : 9780316016414
  • : Little Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : November 2009
  • : 216mm X 135mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Leonard Sisskind
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 523.8875
  • : 480
  • : Popular science
  • : 60pp of b/w photos