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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
By Bruce Mann (narrator) and Roger Penrose
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date May 3, 2011
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307933171
ISBN-10 0307933172
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 6 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $35.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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Paperback
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CD/Spoken Word
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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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