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Product Description: What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else...read more

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9780691119793 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 30, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe?

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Product Description: For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine...read more

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9780198519737 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 9, 1989, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine

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9780198784920 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do.
9780192861986 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 12, 2002, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For decades, proponents of artificial intelligence have argued that computers will soon be doing everything that a human mind can do.
9780140145342 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 1, 1991), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine

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9781931056786 | Abridged edition (New Millenium Audio, December 1, 2001), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine.

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9786073122696 | Italian edition edition (Debate Editorial, May 1, 2014), cover price $30.95

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Product Description: This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them...read more
By Roger Penrose (foreword by) and Mircea Pitici (editor)

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9780691160412 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 19, 2014, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world.

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Product Description: Einstein afirmaba que lo más incomprensible acerca del universo es que es comprensible. ¿Estaba en lo cierto? ¿Pueden la teoría cuántica de campos y la teoría de la relatividad general de Einstein, las dos teorías más precisas y exitosas de toda la física, unirse en una única teoría cuántica de la gravedad?Aunque se ha ava...read more

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9788499898841 | Poc tra edition (Debolsillo, November 15, 2012), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Einstein afirmaba que lo más incomprensible acerca del universo es que es comprensible.

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Product Description: This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us?  Penrose shows how the expected fate of our ever-accelerating and expanding universe—heat death or ultimate entropy—can actually be reinterpreted as the conditions that will begin a new “Big Bang...read more

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9780307265906 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 3, 2011, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: 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?

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9780307278463 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, May 1, 2012), cover price $16.95 | also contains Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe | About this edition: This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang?
9780226206202, titled "Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America" | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1981, cover price $5.50 | also contains Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America, Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

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Product Description: This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us?  Penrose shows how the expected fate of our ever-accelerating and expanding universe—heat death or ultimate entropy—can actually be reinterpreted as the conditions that will begin a new “Big Bang...read more

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9780307278463 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, May 1, 2012), cover price $16.95 | also contains Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe | About this edition: This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang?
9780226206202, titled "Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America" | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1981, cover price $5.50 | also contains Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America, Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

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9780307933171 | Unabridged edition (Random House, May 3, 2011), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 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?

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9788499891996 | Poc tra edition (Debolsillo, October 6, 2011), cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Professor Sir Roger Penrose is one of the truly original thinkers of our time. He has made several remarkable contributions to science, from quantum physics and theories of human consciousness to relativity theory and observations on the structure of the universe...read more

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9780199219445 | Slp edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2010), cover price $1305.00 | About this edition: Professor Sir Roger Penrose is one of the truly original thinkers of our time.

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Product Description: La revolucionaria y exitosa obra de Roger Penrose El camino a la realidad presentaba una guía completa y comprensible de las leyes que rigen el universo desde nuestro conocimiento actual. En Ciclos del tiempo, su libro más ambicioso, Penrose va mucho más allá: desarrolla una visión inédita de la cosmología y propone una respuesta inesperada a la pregunta: ¿Qué pasó antes del Big Bang?Las dos ideas clave que hay detrás de esta nueva visión son un penetrante análisis de la Segunda Ley de la termodinámica (que establece el principio de la entropía) y el estudio de la geometría de cono de luz del espacio-tiempo...read more

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9788483069226 | Italian edition edition (Debate Editorial, November 19, 2010), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: La revolucionaria y exitosa obra de Roger Penrose El camino a la realidad presentaba una guía completa y comprensible de las leyes que rigen el universo desde nuestro conocimiento actual.

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Product Description: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author...read more

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9780199219377 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2010, cover price $260.00 | About this edition: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author.

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Product Description: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author...read more

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9780199219407 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2010, cover price $260.00 | About this edition: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author.

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Product Description: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author...read more

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9780199219391 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2010, cover price $260.00 | About this edition: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author.

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Product Description: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author...read more

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9780199219384 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2010, cover price $260.00 | About this edition: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author.

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Product Description: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author...read more

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9780199219414 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2010, cover price $260.00 | About this edition: Professor Sir Roger Penrose's work, spanning fifty years of science, with over five thousand pages and more than three hundred papers, has been collected together for the first time and arranged chronologically over six volumes, each with an introduction from the author.

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Product Description: This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging...read more
By Roger Penrose (foreword by)

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9781848162679 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, January 30, 2009, cover price $61.00 | About this edition: This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology.

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A definitive overview of the physical laws that govern the known universe offers an accessible introduction to the mysteries of cutting-edge science as it describes the physics and mathematics of realtivity, explains the theory of quantum mechanics and the standard model of particle physics, and discusses cosmology, the Big Bang, black holes, string and M theory, and other topics. Reprint.

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9780679454434 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 22, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Presents an overview of the physical laws of the universe, with an explanation of the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, cosmology, the Big Bang, black holes, string and M theory, and other topics.

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9780679776314 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 2, 2007), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Presents an overview of the physical laws of the universe, with an explanation of the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, cosmology, the Big Bang, black holes, and string and M theory.

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9788483066812, titled "El camino a la realidad / The Road to Reality: Una guía completa de las leyes del universo / A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe" | Italian edition edition (Debate Editorial, September 30, 2006), cover price $34.95

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Product Description: Como nos dice Martin Gardner en su Prólogo a esta obra, los grandes matemáticos y físicos se encuentran sobremanera difícil escribir un libro que los profanos podamos entender. Sin embargo, Roger Penrose , uno de los más notables físico-matemáticos de la actualidad, ha emprendido la tarea de producir este libro, destinado ...read more

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9788483461174 | Italian edition edition (Debolsillo, January 30, 2007), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Como nos dice Martin Gardner en su Prólogo a esta obra, los grandes matemáticos y físicos se encuentran sobremanera difícil escribir un libro que los profanos podamos entender.

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Product Description: Roger Penrose's original and provocative ideas about the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind have been the subject of controversy and discussion. These ideas were set forth in his best-selling books The Emperor's New Mind and Shadows of the Mind...read more

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9788446025634, titled "Lo grande, lo pequeno y la mente humana / The Big, the Small and the Human Mind" | 1 edition (Akal Ediciones Sa, May 10, 2006), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Roger Penrose's original and provocative ideas about the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind have been the subject of controversy and discussion.
9788483230473 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 2002, cover price $15.00

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Product Description: General relativity ranks among the most accurately tested fundamental theories in all of physics. Deficiencies in mathematical and conceptual understanding still exist, hampering further progress. This book collects surveys by experts in mathematical relativity writing about the current status of, and problems in, their fields...read more

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9783642068195 | Springer Verlag, April 15, 2006, cover price $139.00 | About this edition: General relativity ranks among the most accurately tested fundamental theories in all of physics.

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Product Description: Como dice Martin Gardner en el prólogo a esta obra, "los grandes matemáticos y físicos encuentran sobremanera difícil -o poco menos que imposible- escribir un libro que los profanos podamos entender". Sin embargo, Roger Penrose, uno de los más notables físico-matemáticos de la actualidad, ha emprendido la tarea de producir este libro, destinado al público culto en general en donde expone principios de la teoría de la relatividad, de la mecánica cuántica y otros...read more

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9789681665173 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 2005, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: Como dice Martin Gardner en el prólogo a esta obra, "los grandes matemáticos y físicos encuentran sobremanera difícil -o poco menos que imposible- escribir un libro que los profanos podamos entender".

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