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The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe

Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2005.
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"What Roger Penrose accomplishes in this book is threefold. First, he gives us an overall narrative description of our present understanding of the universe and its physical behaviors - from the unseeable, minuscule movement of the subatomic particle to the journeys of the planets and the stars in the vastness of time and space." "Second, he evokes the extraordinary beauty that lies in the mysterious and profound
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Penrose
ISBN: 0099440687 9780099440680
OCLC Number: 224861352
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2004.
Description: xxviii, 1099 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Roger Penrose.

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"Penrose is truly one of the world's leading mathematical physicists. Genuinely magnificent and stimulating" Scotland on Sunday "Science needs more people like Penrose, willing and able to point out Read more...

 
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