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Satelliti, rivelatori di onde gravitazionali, telescopi a raggi X e supercalcolatori ci forniscono continuamente dati sulla natura dell’universo,sulla sua età, la sua composizione e, soprattutto, il suo futuro e la sua fine.

Mondi paralleli indaga a sua volta i misteri del cosmo in un viaggio che partendo dal Big Bang e passando per le teorie che postulano l’esistenza di un
Paperback, 434 pages
Published 2008 by Codice Edizioni (first published 2004)
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Apr 29, 2008 Elaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, science
I hated Physics when I was a kid, because the teacher who taught me wore coke-bottle glasses, had halitosis, and his spittle flew. He also churned out equations on the board, and expected you to get E=mc2 as if you were born to do so. How can one not understand the elegance and simplicity and total enlightenment that this captured about our physical world? Well, I didn't. Because the physical world -- believe it or not -- was abstract enough not to grasp at the 10,000 foot level.

Ok, then comes P
Feb 11, 2015 Negar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اینو یه بار پارسال خونده بودم، ولی خوندنم این بار خیلی متفاوت بود. کتابم کامل رنگی رنگی شده و هر تیکه ش یه سوال و اظهار نظر خردمندانه ای (!) از شخص بنده پیدا می شه. بیچاره جلدش نابود شد و چند بیست سی صفحه یه بار یه صفحه رو تا کردم تا علامت گذاشته باشم مثلا :-"
+ من کلاً بدم میاد از چیزای زیادی رنگ و وارنگ، ولی از اونجایی که دیگه نمی شد این کتابو یه بار از اول خوند، نشونه گیری نیاز داشتم =)) تقریباً تمام کتابای فیزیک من همین شکلی ان 3> بله :))

کتاب یه کم قدیمیه، و از اونجایی که ما داریم در مورد
Apr 14, 2016 Gendou rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kaku starts off by comparing the big bang to the creation in Christian and Chinese mythology. Yuck. He also finishes off the book with a tedious digression into religious inanities.

The syrupy and hyperbole-riddled language is guaranteed to cause misunderstanding in anyone unfamiliar with cosmology, and irritation in anyone already familiar with cosmology. But hey, it's a popular science book, you sort of expect that.

Kaku attributes the "discovery" of dark matter and dark energy to the WMAP data.
Aug 10, 2016 Grumpus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, audiobook
If you are into time travel or a time travel author, this should be required reading (or in this case listening). Because there was so much great information presented in an understandable manner, this might become the only book that I will read after listening to it as I want to ensure I have this one as a reference.

The first third of the book was a good refresher and had me thinking, “I know this stuff”. . in fact, I felt a little cocky and questioned why I chose this book. Then came the heavy
A very, very nice book..! Provided a radical understanding of the nature of Nature from the physical perspective, while eventually ending the book with its plausible connections to divinity.
... a Superb Book!!
Sep 29, 2015 Imene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

كتاب في ثلاث أجزاء يحوي في صفحاته مادة علمية دسمة للفيزيائي الشهير "ميشيو
كاكو وكما هو واضح من العنوان فان الموضوع المطروح ذو طبيعة كوزمولوجية و
الحديث هنا عن العوالم أو الأكوان الموازية وفي ما يلي لمحة عن محتوى كل جزء

الجزء الأول:الكون. يتحدث الكاتب في فصله الأول_ الذي يشكل مقدمة للكتاب_ بصفة مقتضبة عن صورة الكون في بداياته من خلال نظرية التضخم الكوني.و يقدم للقارىء مصطلحات الأكوان الموازية نظرية _ام و البعد الحادي عشر.
أما الفصل الثاني فيتناول عدة مفارقات من قبيل مفارقة بينتلاي حول تناهي الكون
Judyta Szaciłło
24 June 2013:

Help, help! I'm surrounded by microscopic wormholes and baby universes!

12 July 2013:

I have just finished the best pop-science book I have ever read (including Balcombe's "Pleasurable Kingdom" which I found very well-written, perfectly constructed and also very touching; a no. 1 until now).

The subject of the book is mind-blowing and it is extremely difficult to stay focused on the reading for a length of time, because it inspires and stretches imagination to the limits. I just couldn
Aleksandar Janjic
Sep 23, 2015 Aleksandar Janjic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Уопште није лако оцијенити ову књигу. Ако је стрпамо у доста широк кош "популарне науке" и упоредимо са књигама те врсте које сам прочитао ове године, Каку је знатно бољи од Млодинова, али и знатно слабији од Хокинга, коме сам, авај, такође дао четворку. Дакле, ово је негдје за око три и по, али у корист ученика итд. Мада је и велико питање да ли је блентави Млодинов заслужио уопште тројку.

Али сама оцјена и није толико битна колико један рјечити опис ријечима, који ћу сад пробати да напишем. Кре
Oct 06, 2007 Nathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans.
Michio Kaku is quickly becoming my favorite science writer, and easily my favorite hypothetical or theoretical physicist. His ideas and the way he presents them make fun, easy reading for those of us who were always terrible in math and didn't digest much about astrophysics in school. He deals with a lot of "what if" scenarios, and more than most modern physicists he holds onto his imagination. Kaku's work bristles with excitement, something you can rarely say about a book covering cosmological ...more
Dec 26, 2008 Toomy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an entertaining and interesting read. Almost no formula, although you still need some basics to get the most out of it. It will update your general knowledge about cosmology to year 2004, when the book was written.

The Large Hadron Collider(LHC) came online this year. Some scientists predicted that LHC could create black hole, which could destroy the earth. We all know what happened now. Dr. Kaku talked about LHC in his book - LHC could only create black hole in subatomic level with
მიჩიო კაკუ ალბათ ერთ-ერთი ყველაზე ცნობადი და პოპულარული ტელესახეა დღეს. მეცნიერების მნიშვნელოვანი ხმა, დიდ წილად უშინაარსო გართობაზე ორიენტირებულ მსოფლიო კულტურის სფეროში.
კაკუ science channel-ზე გავიცანი, თითქმის ყველა ჩემ საყვარელ დოკუმენტურ პროგრამას ან უძღვებოდა ან მონაწილეობდა მაინც: - How the Universe Works, Sci-fi Science physics of the impossible, 2057, Alien planet აგრეთვე Nova-ს BBC Horizon და History Channel-ის პროგრამებში. მოკლედ მიჩიო ყველგან იყო (და არის) ამ გარემოების ამოხსნა არაა
Jan 28, 2009 Heini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am inclined to see this marvellously inspiring book as consisting of three distinct but entwined parts.

The first part is a an excellent account of the history of modern science told in Michio Kaku's impeccably witty and easily-understood narrative. As such I would recommend this book as a natural continuation of for instance Thomas S. Kuhn's "The Copernican Revolution" or some other similar book about the history of science in general. Parallel Worlds picks up naturally and leads us into the t
Jul 01, 2011 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of physics, the universe
This book isn't exactly light reading. It's not what I'm accustomed to reading, either, but science has always been one of those topics I love to watch on tv, but flounder at in class. But I wasn't being graded on Parallel Worlds so it worked out fine!

Mr. Kaku is actually one of my favorite guys on History Channel's The Universe (also gotta love Neil deGrasse Tyson) so I was really excited to read his book. I won't lie; it's not a summer beach read, in my opinion, but it's worth the read.

Jun 03, 2015 transuser rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, science
میشیو کاکو یه فیزیکدان نظریه که روی نظریه ریسمان کار کرده و مثل بسیاری از فیزیکدانان نظری که روی این نظریه کار کردن توی محافل علمی زیاد جدی گرفته نمیشه ولی با توجه به حضور فعالی که توی برنامه های تلویزیونی داره معروفیت زیادی پیدا کرده
این کتابش هم انصافن در تشریح مسائل فیزیک برای اذهان عمومی یه کتاب کم نظیر و بسیار شیرینه
Yuki Black
May 19, 2016 Yuki Black rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michio Kaku este un renumit fizician şi scriitor, fiind profesor la Colegiul din New York.

Cartea este divizată în 3 arii: Universul, Multiuniversul şi Evadarea în Hiperspaţiu; reuşind să ne înveţe de la istoria astronomiei şi primele cercetări făcute de Isaac Newton până la acceleratoarele de particule din zilele noastre şi posibilitatea existenţei unor lumi paralele. De la teorii pline de absurditate până la cele mai logice concepte întâlnite până acum cartea are rolul de a impregna dorinţa de
May 11, 2014 თეკო rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
პოპულარული ენით იმის ახსნას თუ რას წარმოადგენს სამყარო,თავისებურად ცდილობენ ვაინბერგი,გრინი თუ ჰოკინგი,მაგრამ როგორც ვნახე,ეს ყველაზე უკეთ კაკუს გამოუვიდა.
იმდენად ბევრის თქმა შემიძლია ამ წიგნზე,აჯობებს სულ არაფერი ვთქვა და უბრალოდ - 5 ქულა :)
Kaku uses the categories of "Type I, II, and III civilizations" that were "introduced by Russian physicist Nikolai Kardashev in the 1960s." Type I is a civilization that "has harnessed planetary forms of energy." Type II "has exhausted the power of a single planet and has harnessed the power of an entire star..." Type III "has exhausted the power of a single solar system and has colonized large portions of its home galaxy."

"Each type of civilization differs from the next lower type," Kaku expla
Chris Steinkirchner
This was my first Kaku book. I’ve been impressed with the writing in all of the popular science books written by big time physicists (Greene, Susskind, Tegmark, etc…) and Kaku did not disappoint me. He isn’t my favorite of the aforementioned authors, but he does offer unique perspective and comes off as extremely open minded. He certainly does not read as haughty, pretentious, egotistical, or self-congratulating as some of the others authors can at times. Kaku frequently pays tribute to colleagu ...more
Aug 30, 2014 Max rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Kaku takes us through physics history from Newton’s laws to M-Theory, his favorite flavor of string theory. Along the way we find Maxwell’s electromagnetism, Plank’s Constant, Einstein’s relativity, Hubble’s red shift, Schrodinger’s cat, Gamow’s big bang, Guth’s inflation and end up exploring exotic concepts such as wormholes and parallel universes. This brief history was well written and enjoyable.

The rest of the book is engaging but has some shortcomings. As is typical in popular physics book
Ryan Scicluna
Suggested Further Reading:

The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity - Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin
Tau Zero - Poul Anderson
The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov
The Artful Universe - John D. Barrow
The Universe that Discovered Itself - John D. Barrow
The Anthropic Cosmological Principle - John D. Barrow and F. Tipler
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony: Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time - Marcia Bartusiak
Eon - Greg Bear
Men of Mathematics - E.T. Bell
Quantum Profiles - Jeremy Bernstein
Feb 18, 2013 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
I've been putting off my review for this book in an attempt to organize my thoughts so the review consisted more of the contents within the book rather than just a mindless rant of how awesome Michio Kaku is. Unfortunately, my thoughts remained a jumbled mess as my giddiness took precedence.

So why is he just so fantastic? Michio Kaku is not only gifted in his abilities as a physicists (he is co-founder of string field theory, has written textbooks, articles, novels, etc. in the field of physics
Conrad Johnson
Mar 15, 2013 Conrad Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm sure there's a joke out there somewhere about how many theoretical physicists it takes to change a light bulb but I haven't heard it yet. I picked up this gem because I'm currently trying to write a sci-fi novel that deals with parallel universes and it's going very slowly, probably more slower than the rate at which the universe is supposedly cooling.

A lot has happened with quantum physics and M-theory since this book was published in 2006, but Kaku does an excellent job of explaining the b
Albeit a comprehensive and informative history of Physics, I'm afraid the author and I parted company with the introduction of the String and M theories. To quote Einstein, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." At this stage, String and M are simply hypotheses, with little or no hard evidence to prove their validity. That may happen, but as of now, in their present form, I find them lacking in two features all great discoveries have: simplicity and elegance of de ...more
امير عواوده
كتاب غني بالمعلومات العلمية منها تم عرضه بتفصيل ممل ولكن معظمها شيّق ومثير للاهتمام
في الفصل الاخير تأثرت عاطفيا , أبكيتني يا كاكو
كذلك الكاتب نجح ببراعة في عرض كافة وجهات النظر العلمية او الفلسفية فيما يتعلق بنشوء الكون و نهايته
أيضا استمتعت باثارة الفضول المعرفي فيما يتعلق بمسألة الكون المحكم الصنع وفلسفاتهاالشبه إيمانية , قدم ميتشو معلومات قيّمة في هذا الموضوع
علميا أثقل الفصول كانت تلك التي اسهب كاكو في الشرح فيها عن نظرية الاوتار
في الكتاب شرح ميتشو عن موضوع المفارقات والمتنافضات المنطقية في
Mar 12, 2013 Irena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent read especially if you are interested in cosmology and modern physics. Very well written, the language is precise and not overwhelmed with technicalities and pseudo-clever demagogy, but at the same time advanced scientific topics and the latest scientific developments are presented by an insider in an interesting, concise and thought provoking way. Lots of food for thought and fascinating topics here from creation of the universe and the place of intelligent life in it to the distan ...more
Jun 17, 2015 Harikleia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book “Parallel Worlds” by Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, is a very good guide for the universe, and perhaps, the multiverse (If the universe is infinite, then there must be a parallel one). It describes everything from the origins and beginning of our universe, to escaping the boundaries of it and what we may find there (if that is possible, and if we can ever manage it).
But this book is not boring like a textbook. It is true that most te
Steven Huezo
May 09, 2015 Steven Huezo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“Parallel Worlds” by Michio kaku is a book based around the many mysteries of the universe and the dozens of theories surrounding them. Kaku talks about the many ideas that have been made in the past several hundred years trying to explain the questions the universe has to offer to humanity. Focused mainly around the idea of parallel universes and how this universe came to be with each theory being as complaining and mind boggling as the last one.The book is at times difficult needing additional
Ylexia Padilla
May 08, 2015 Ylexia Padilla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku explores the many mysteries and theories of higher dimensions, black holes, creation of the universe and quantum theory through the greatest scientific minds as in Einstein, Heisenberg, Guth, Bohr, and Newton. The book explores many paradoxes such as the Cat Problem, where if a cat is sealed in a box with a bottle of poison inside connected to a hammer, which is connected to a Geiger counter placed near a piece of uranium. There is a 50 percent chance that the uran ...more
May 07, 2015 Hunter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Starting this book I was interested in the wonders this universe had to hold. There are so many things that we have to discover and are being discovered that are revolutionizing what we previously thought. For example, recently in physics we had a set number how the maximum mass something could be, astronomers then found a cluster that proved this theory wrong ultimately boggling the minds of today's brightest minds.
In this book they go more in depth into many topics so that the reader understan
Stanley Trice
May 02, 2015 Stanley Trice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The author, Michio Kaku, explains the physics of parallel worlds, multiple universes, time travel, and other quantum topics in an easily understandable style that is entertaining and insightful. A few rare spots he delves into the mathematics and in some places he goes too long in the history of a particular theory, but mostly he explores the realms of other places that we cannot currently detect with our senses and instruments.

I like Mr. Kaku’s writing style and on TV, during his presentations
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Dr. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist at the City College of New York , best-selling author, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written several books about physics and related topics of science.

He has written two New York Times Best Sellers, Physics of the Impossible (2008)
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