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Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking book providing a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is the universe's ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that all matter will eventually thin out to zero density, with huge black holes finally evaporating away into massless energy. Roger Penrose--one of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose
ISBN: 9780224080361 0224080369 9780307265906 0307265900
OCLC Number: 676726661
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Second Law and its underlying mystery --
The oddly special nature of the Big Bang --
Conformal cyclic cosmology.
Responsibility: Roger Penrose.

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Develops a fresh perspective on cosmology, providing an answer to the often-asked question, 'what came before the Big Bang'? This title presents an analysis the Second Law of thermodynamics -  Read more...

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"Penrose is truly one of the world's leading mathematical physicists." "-- Scotland on Sunday""Science needs more people like Penrose, willing and able to point out the flaws in fashionable models Read more...

 
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