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The Resource Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe, Roger Penrose

Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe, Roger Penrose

Label
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe
Title
Cycles of time
Title remainder
an extraordinary new view of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Roger Penrose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the most innovative mathematicians of our time--turns around this predominant picture of the universe's "heat death," arguing how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the "Big Bang" of a new one. Along the way to this remarkable cosmological picture, Penrose sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of our universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes. Intellectually thrilling and accessible, Cycles of Time is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penrose, Roger
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB991.C92
LC item number
P46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyclic universe theory (Cosmology)
  • Cosmology
Label
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe, Roger Penrose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The Second Law and its underlying mystery -- The oddly special nature of the Big Bang -- Conformal cyclic cosmology
Control code
ocn676726661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780307265906
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002731
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)676726661
Label
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe, Roger Penrose
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The Second Law and its underlying mystery -- The oddly special nature of the Big Bang -- Conformal cyclic cosmology
Control code
ocn676726661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 288 p.
Isbn
9780307265906
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002731
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)676726661

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