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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

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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
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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
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe, Roger Penrose
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm76726661
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
288 pages:
Isbn
9780307265906
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002731
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations;
Label
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe, Roger Penrose
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6ocm76726661
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
288 pages:
Isbn
9780307265906
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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