padThe Hole in the Universe How Scientists Peered over the Edge of  Emptiness and Found Everything

by K.C. Cole

This is the Seinfeld of science books-a book about nothing. Cole explores the theories of physics and mathematics that define vacuums, black holes, and other empty spaces. Her endeavor takes her to the far reaches of the universe, where she examines string theory. In the 11th dimension, Cole informs us, there are an unlimited number of vacuums. Her scope extends from the deepest realms of particle physics to the grandest scale of cosmology-in both places, nothing is really something. Nothing, she writes, is the backdrop for all things and defines the universe overall.

Harcourt, 2001, 274 p., b&w; illus., hardcover

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