The Popular Science Book
Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other UniversesPaperback: 248 pages; Publisher: Hill and Wang; 1st edition (July 10, 2007); ISBN-10: 0809067226, ISBN-13: 978-0809067220; Product dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches; Shipping weight: 10.6 ounces.
Among his peers, Alex Vilenkin is regarded as one of the most imaginative and creative cosmologists of our time. His contributions to our current understanding of the universe include a number of novel ideas, two of which – eternal cosmic inflation and the quantum creation of the universe from nothing – have provided a scientific foundation for the possible existence of multiple universes.
With this book – his first for the general reader – Vilenkin joins another select group: the handful of first-rank scientists who are equally adept at explaining their work to nonspecialists. With engaging, well-paced storytelling, a droll sense of humor, and a generous sprinkling of helpful cartoons, he conjures up a bizarre and fascinating new worldview that – to paraphrase Niels Bohr – just might be crazy enough to be true.