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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 1, 2012
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307278463
ISBN-10 0307278468
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
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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.” He details the basic principles beneath our universe, explaining various standard and non-standard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, the paramount significance of black holes, and other basic building blocks of contemporary physics. Intellectually thrilling and widely accessible, Cycles of Time is a welcome new contribution to our understanding of the universe from one of our greatest mathematicians and thinkers.



Editions
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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307265906
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (May 3, 2011)
9780307265906 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $28.95
About: 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?
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 2012)
9780307278463 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
About: This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang?
With Robert S. Ellwood | from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 1, 1981); titled "Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America"
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307278463
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 2012)
9780307278463 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
About: This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang?
With Robert S. Ellwood | from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 1, 1981); titled "Alternative Altars: Unconventional and Eastern Spirituality in America"
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307933171
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (May 3, 2011)
9780307933171 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $35.00
About: 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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