Looking for a challenge in the next step of theoretical science writing, Dr. Manly brings the Multiverse, subatomic particles and the Copernicus theories that started to all to the masses.
“Visions of the Multiverse”
Author Steven Manly, published by New Page Books.
Before reading Visions of the Multiverse my only experience with a parallel universe or Multiverse was when Captain Kirk’s evil goatee wearing doppelganger terrorized the Star ship Enterprise. And just like that episode of Star Trek, there are a lot of different colorful theories on the where, how and why of multiple realities. And after 200 scientific publications under his belt, Dr. Steven Manly has assembled a book describing the physics behind those theories and how it all started with Copernicus back in 1540. The book simple in size but thick with science made quick reading with the help of Manly’s tongue-in-cheek writing style honed over the years of teaching physics to college kids.
Without going into too much detail about the theory of multiple Universes, let’s just say this book covers all the current bases of possibilities. Included are the essential subatomic particles, a “who’s Who” of physics and all of the current Multiverse theories broken down to their base particles.
But be forewarned as this book is definitely not for beginners, more for the intermediate crowd. It helps to have some prior knowledge of the subject, but the book is not all in science speak. Overall, an incredibly informative read that will sit comfortably on the shelf next to Hawking’s A Brief History of Time.