An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution
by Leonard Susskind, James Lindesay
Publisher: OECD Publishing 2005
Number of pages: 183
Leonard Susskind, one of the co-inventors of the Holographic Principle as well as one of the founders of String theory, develops and explains these concepts. This well-planned, stimulating and sometimes provocative book can be enthusiastically recommended.
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