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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Penrose Narrator: Bruce Man Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joseph | 1/18/2014

    " Greatest book on astrophysics, and the history of the universe, that I have read yet. By far better than Stephen Hawking's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ronald Lett | 11/17/2013

    " Unfortunately, this one is not as rich in content as his previous venture. It is still a pretty good read, although if you have any training in cosmology, you can skip right to the last two chapters for his idea. It is a bit vague in support, but it is an interesting hypothesis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gregory | 11/2/2013

    " Using mathematical language just graspable by the average college graduate (stippled with some witty bits), Penrose lays out a vision of a recycling universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Reiden | 4/23/2013

    " Far too much math for me. The iIdeas sounded interesting, unfortunately I couldn't understand a (very large) majority of the endless equations. "

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