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The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent the remaining years of his life searching for.

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How many dimensions do you live in? Three? Maybe that''s all your commonsense sense perception perceives, but there is growing and compelling evidence to suggest that we actually live in a universe of ten real dimensions. Kaku has written an extraordinarily lucid and thought-provoking exploration of the theoretical and empirical bases of a ten-dimensional universe and even goes so far as to discuss possible practical implications--such as being able to escape the collapse of the universe. Yikes. Highly Recommended.

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The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent the remaining years of his life searching for.

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The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent the remaining years of his life searching for.

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The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent the remaining years of his life searching for.

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MICHIO KAKU is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. He is the science correspondent for CBS''s This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Explorations in Science.

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Thomas Wikman
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Everything is Simpler in 10 Dimensions
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2016
I’ve read a few of Michio Kaku’s books and I’ve really enjoyed them, which is why I decided to read this somewhat “older” book. Dr. Kaku is an excellent popularizer with a lucid and down to earth writing style and he has a modest and open minded way of approaching a... See more
I’ve read a few of Michio Kaku’s books and I’ve really enjoyed them, which is why I decided to read this somewhat “older” book. Dr. Kaku is an excellent popularizer with a lucid and down to earth writing style and he has a modest and open minded way of approaching a subject. As the book is a little bit outdated at this point and because I have a couple of objections I rated it four stars, but it is a very “mind opening” book that I strongly recommend.

The book takes us on a journey through the discovery-history of higher dimensions and the quest to unify the laws of physics. It introduces us to Riemannian geometry and explains how forces can be viewed as consequences of geometry in higher dimensions (Hyperspace) a concept that was later used in the General Theory of Relativity, Kaluza-Klein theory as well superstring theory. The laws of physics become more unified, simpler and more beautiful if you add a few dimensions. He convincingly makes the case that you can discover the secrets of the Universe by peering into Hyperspace. The book also discusses topics such as the history of modern physics, relativity, quantum physics, the standard model, GUTs, super gravity, black holes, the big bang, parallel universes, etc. Towards the end of the book he is discussing the fate of the Universe and the fate of human civilization, and the threats we face from the potential of nuclear war, global warming, and possible collisions with asteroids.

The book does not go into depth on any of the multiple topics discussed. It is not that kind of a book. However, on some minor topics I found it to be misleading, particularly on the topics of parallel universes and “Schrödinger’s cat”. For example, he states on page 261 “To Schrödinger, the idea of thinking about cats that are neither dead nor alive was the height of absurdity, yet nevertheless the experimental confirmation of quantum mechanics forces us to this conclusion.” The last part is simply incorrect. This is an interpretation issue, not an experimental issue, and it is sorted out in different ways by more modern interpretations of quantum physics such as the ensemble interpretation and the relational interpretation of quantum physics, or via "decoherence". As for me, when I as a young student taking classes in Quantum Physics at the end of the 1980’s I adopted what was essentially a pre-cursor to the relational interpretation because of what I noticed when I tried to perform Galileo transforms on quantum wave functions. There’s no real contradiction and there are no multiple worlds (universes) needed to explain this. I’ve seen other popularizers confuse people the same way, and I think it just turns people off.

Anyway, other than the above minor complaint, I think this was a very enjoyable and interesting book that I am very glad that I’ve read.
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Joseph J. TruncaleTop Contributor: Boxing
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If you are interested in the physics of other universes check out this book.
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021
Even though this 360 page soft cover volume (Hyperspace: A scientific odyssey through parallel universes, time warps and the 10th dimension by Michio Kaku) is a little dated being published in 1995; nevertheless, it is still a fascinating and very informative read. First... See more
Even though this 360 page soft cover volume (Hyperspace: A scientific odyssey through parallel universes, time warps and the 10th dimension by Michio Kaku) is a little dated being published in 1995; nevertheless, it is still a fascinating and very informative read. First off, you should know that this is an academic written text focusing on the subject of mathematics and physics. It contains numerous illustrations explaining the various cosmological models etc.

This book is organized into four parts. Part one, entering the fifth dimension covers worlds beyond space and time, mathematicians and mystics, and the man who saw the fourth dimension. Part two, unification in ten dimensions deals with Quantum heresy, Einstein’s revenge, superstrings, signals from the tenth dimension and before creation. Part three, wormholes: gateways to another universe explore black holes and parallel universes, to build a time machine, and colliding universes. The final section, masters of hyperspace, focuses on beyond the future, the fate of the universe and a conclusion. There is also a list of references and suggested reading at the end of the book.

In conclusion, if you are interested with the history and development of modern physics and cosmology as it relates to our modern world this book is for you.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical Principles of the most effective Combative Systems).
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Kimchi
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A book about nothing
Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2020
This dude was hyped about 12 years ago. This book was just him reminiscing about doing math with colleagues. The only part that was worthwhile was his experience with the Koi fish.
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Curious
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Couldn''t I have given this three and a half stars?
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2015
It is hard to criticize much of the work which is conversational and lucid. And yet, there are substantial problems here. The author, a respected major scientist, is far from neutral here and is rather dismissive of the fact that there is no available method by... See more
It is hard to criticize much of the work which is conversational and lucid.
And yet, there are substantial problems here.
The author, a respected major scientist, is far from neutral here and is rather dismissive of the fact that there is no available method by which to prove the String Theory which he devotes a good part of the book to defending. It is true that the presumed 10 dimension model supports many different areas within Physics. Yet, consistency in giving the correct answer is insufficient to prove a theory. Newton''s Laws worked well until Maxwell and later Einstein questioned the Principia''s absolute standing. The Universe of Ptolmey in most ways, or the Geometry of Euclid were absolutes of their time. With few easy contenders, String Theory is definitely worthwhile, but the author has not chosen to show any scruples about it.
Whether from the standpoint of increasing the interst of a segment of readers or not, the author also choses to digress to references to Star Trek and other Science Fiction a bit more than this reviewer feels to have been relevant. Some of the references may be seen as useful and others verge on fantasy, if not crossing well beyond the boundary.
Scenarios of differing types of cultures, from our present 0 to I, II or III seem generally a bit optimistic in speculative nature at the least. The Earth and Universe might be doomed. Perhaps this is even in the purview of Physics, but projected escape measures would seem to reflect poor editing on top of some manic flight of fancy. At one point a human culture is perhaps to move through a wormhole to a fresh Universe.
[I am sure that we can mess up the Universe there much less than we have here!]
What I cannot fathom is whether we can transfer enough animal and plant matter with us to make some feasible ecology. What is it that we are to eat? What is it that we are to do for fabrics, for pets, for handling wastes. Perhaps as a type II or Type III civilization we have passed the need for pets or clothing or provision of Oxygen. Perhaps we can use the energy of a local Black hole emissions or some other astral energy, but what of petrochemicals for clothing materials (synthetics) or plastics. Are we to assume that culture can survive on a few Billion ''ready to eat'' meals that have been brought along, if we have no ability to grow sufficient crops or herds of animals? Are we to live long as cannibals instead? And are we as such an advanced culture to thrive as a single species? Transporting a Biome to a different planet or Universe would entail logistics that have not really been addressed with any thought here or elsewhere and discussion of such fancies is so far ''over the top'' as to have produced a cackle or two from me in the reading of this book.
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Max Samfield
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Clarity is Michio Kaku''s forte. Ranks with Brian Greene.
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019
Michio Kaku is one of the most readable and enjoyable authors on the subjects of physics and cosmology. Although some may feel the book''s mid-90s publication date may suggest it would be "dated," Kaku offers wonderful explanations of field theory and sub-atomic particles.... See more
Michio Kaku is one of the most readable and enjoyable authors on the subjects of physics and cosmology. Although some may feel the book''s mid-90s publication date may suggest it would be "dated," Kaku offers wonderful explanations of field theory and sub-atomic particles. Excellent reading for the lay scientist.
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Gateway to the enchanted land of science but caution!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2013
For whatever reason, science becomes a mystery after you graduate from high school (unless you become a science major) and even stranger, its mysteriousness grows as you go further and further away from your high school age. But I bet many of us stay curious about what... See more
For whatever reason, science becomes a mystery after you graduate from high school (unless you become a science major) and even stranger, its mysteriousness grows as you go further and further away from your high school age. But I bet many of us stay curious about what stays behind that shroud of mystery throughout our lives and often hear the call but never find a way to respond to it.

If you are one such person, this book is for you. Make no mistake - you will not be able to understand the mystery behind ten dimensions and string theory any better than what you do today even after reading the book, but it will certainly help you to understand what those mysteries are.

This book lays the foundation of what is generally called the String theory that explains everything in the universe with one single proposition. Whether the explanation or the theory is correct or not is not the subject matter of this book. It simply assumes it is correct. However, that is not really important. What is important is that how the book explains why it is necessary to have a single theory to advance our knowledge of this universe.

And this it does without using any mathematical equation at all, except E = mc^2 (which it also does not attempt to prove). There is no other mathematical proof of any kind in this book, paving the way for general readers to a theory that is well known to be difficult even among scientists.

In retrospect after reading this book for few times, I think that is in a way the best strength and the worst weakness of this book. It gives you the story but not the details of a scientific theory. You can not learn further based on the things that you learn here - you need to start from the beginning if you decide to learn the String theory in a scientific way.

Or in other words, the book aptly reveals to you where the call comes from behind that mystery shroud, but it does not tell you why.
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Christopher Rodesch
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Amazing, mindblowing, actually very readable
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2016
Amazingly well written. I had not read any of Kakus work before and was expecting a much more difficult to follow dry experience. Its a real genius that can convey such difficult subjects in a way that regular people can understand and appreciate. I was skeptical about a... See more
Amazingly well written. I had not read any of Kakus work before and was expecting a much more difficult to follow dry experience. Its a real genius that can convey such difficult subjects in a way that regular people can understand and appreciate. I was skeptical about a lot of this theory going into reading this and now can appreciate some of the beauty of hard core physics. You won''t be calculating any rocket trajectories in the margins but you will be able to understand why physics is so fascinating and maybe even convey the same enthusiasm that he has to someone you know. I will be reading his other books soon.
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Bhargav Patel
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Foundational and Valuable
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2020
Hyperspace was a great book but you definitely would be served to have a scientific background if you want to read it. The concepts are difficult even though Kaku does his best job to explain them well. He uses good analogies as well. This is one of his older books and many... See more
Hyperspace was a great book but you definitely would be served to have a scientific background if you want to read it. The concepts are difficult even though Kaku does his best job to explain them well. He uses good analogies as well. This is one of his older books and many of these concepts are repeated in newer books so I would suggest those over this one
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Christopher Riley
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Difficult concepts but an enjoyable read.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2017
Written in 1994, this book is over 330 pages long. It is one of Michio Kaku''s more challenging works and a background in Maths or Physics (especially at degree level) would be extremely helpful in coming to grips with the complex theories in this book. Thankfully, Kaku has...See more
Written in 1994, this book is over 330 pages long. It is one of Michio Kaku''s more challenging works and a background in Maths or Physics (especially at degree level) would be extremely helpful in coming to grips with the complex theories in this book. Thankfully, Kaku has included numerous diagrams to help the reader grasp the difficult concepts whithin the book. Although personally I felt the book needed more mathematical equations to help illustrate and explain the theories. The topics covered include: String Theory, supergravity, GUT, Kaluza-Klein theory, the four elementary Forces, General Relativity, Special Relativity, space-time, black holes, wormholes, hyperspace, Quantum Mechanics, quantum gravity, parallel universes, time machines, Maxwell''s EM equations, Euclidean geomtery, Riemann geometry and tensors. He also ponders the development of Type I-III civilizations, the fate of Humanity / our Sun / our galaxy and the Universe itself. He also explores the Big Bang and the moment in time before this momentus event. He also delves into the worlds of 2 dimensions, 4 dimesnions, 5 dimensions and ten dimensions. This book is enjoyable to read, although somewhat complex to grasp at times.
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Surbiton
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Deeply interesting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2019
No formulas or quantum zoo. More holistic than reductionist. Focuses on the theme of higher dimensions and symmetry in the quest to generalise and unify the big and small bits of the universe. Also some fun speculation about the possibilities of time travel and escaping a...See more
No formulas or quantum zoo. More holistic than reductionist. Focuses on the theme of higher dimensions and symmetry in the quest to generalise and unify the big and small bits of the universe. Also some fun speculation about the possibilities of time travel and escaping a dying universe. A deep thinker that cares about the philosophy of his science. Fantastic stuff.
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Bertan Ates
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If you like maths and I mean passionately and you look forward to your maths lessons or maths homework then it''s a must
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2017
If you''re into maths or physics this is a must I''m a engineering student first year and I hate books I never read but a friend of mine said read it give it a try so I thought why not, the world''s smartest people always say read books so does my dad, so I gave it a go and I...See more
If you''re into maths or physics this is a must I''m a engineering student first year and I hate books I never read but a friend of mine said read it give it a try so I thought why not, the world''s smartest people always say read books so does my dad, so I gave it a go and I am in love with this book I can''t put it down bearing in mind I don''t read because I hate reading, however this book is just amazing it''s a must definitely. It makes you see the world at different perspectives and helps you understand higher dimensions and what uses they have and exactly how they work I am definitely going get more books like this when I finish reading the book.
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Brilliant.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2019
Michio Kaku at his best. A modern physics classic.
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I understood this book was used but didnt realise just how worn it was my mistake
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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through online Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and online the 10th Dimension online

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