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Cycles of Time - An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

Roger Penrose

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. Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations and equations from the book

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. Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations and equations from the book
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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. Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations and equations from the book

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Mann

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:29