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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Penrose, Roger.
Cycles of time.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
(DLC) 2011002731
(OCoLC)676726661
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose
ISBN: 9780307596741 0307596745 9781446402214 1446402215
OCLC Number: 773577250
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 288 pages) : illustrations
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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