From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 7, 2010 - Science - 448 pages
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"An accessible and engaging exploration of the mysteries of time."
-Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe


Twenty years ago, Stephen Hawking tried to explain time by understanding the Big Bang. Now, Sean Carroll says we need to be more ambitious. One of the leading theoretical physicists of his generation, Carroll delivers a dazzling and paradigm-shifting theory of time's arrow that embraces subjects from entropy to quantum mechanics to time travel to information theory and the meaning of life.

From Eternity to Here is no less than the next step toward understanding how we came to exist, and a fantastically approachable read that will appeal to a broad audience of armchair physicists, and anyone who ponders the nature of our world.


  

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This large tome covers the complete history of research into the physics of time. All of the major developments in physics are explained in detail, with arguments and counter-arguments. The facts are ... Read full review

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Brilliant. Challenging. Enormously thought-provoking. A bit repetitive? In places. A model of clarity? For the most part. But come on, low star reviewers. What do you expect from a discursive (ie, non ... Read full review

Contents

THE PAST IS PRESENT MEMORY
THE HEAVY HAND OF ENTROPY
THE BEGINNING AND END OF TIME
TIME IS PERSONAL
TIME IS FLEXIBLE
LOOPING THROUGH TIME
RUNNING TIME BACKWARD
ENTROPY AND DISORDER
QUANTUM TIME
THE ENDS OF TIME
THE LIFE OF THE UNIVERSE
INFLATION AND THE MULTIVERSE
THE PAST THROUGH TOMORROW
EPILOGUE
MATH
BIBLIOGRAPHY

INFORMATION AND LIFE
RECURRENT NIGHTMARES
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

SEAN B. CARROLL is professor of molecular biology and genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Making of the Fittest and Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a best science book of the year in Discover magazine and USA Today.

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