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Author Penrose, Roger.

Title Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe / Roger Penrose.

Publication Info. New York : Knopf, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  523.1 PEN    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  523.1 PEN    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  523.1 PEN    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  523.1 PEN    AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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.
Note Includes index.
Subject Cyclic universe theory (Cosmology)
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science.
ISBN 9780224080361 hardback
0224080369 hardback
9780307265906 hardback
0307265900 hardback

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