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Cycles of Time Hörbuch

Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

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From the best-selling author of The Emperor's New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views 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 its 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. Ideal for both the amateur astronomer and the advanced physicist-with plenty of exciting insights for each-Cycles of Time is certain to provoke and challenge.

Intellectually thrilling and accessible, this is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Roger Penrose (P)2011 Random House

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    If you ever believed that the second law of thermodynamics implied the way of no return and you want to be convinced of the contrary, this is your book. It starts as a fairy tail, continues as the clearest description of the second law of thermodynamics that I ever read, but then raises the bar of the required level of understanding to such level that I had to capitulate in spite of the author's well meant remark: that he had removed the nitty gritty of the mathematics to improve understanding. The book is thus a journey either for the expert or a sort of human being with a extreme level of endurance for intermediate research.

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