The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 19, 2000 - Science - 251 pages
As the twentieth century closed, Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin captured the attention of the world by identifying the five ages of time. In The Five Ages of the Universe, Adams and Laughlin demonstrate that we can now understand the complete life story of the cosmos from beginning to end.
Adams and Laughlin have been hailed as the creators of the definitive long-term projection of the evolution of the universe. Their achievement is awesome in its scale and profound in its scientific breadth. But The Five Ages of the Universe is more than a handbook of the physical processes that guided our past and will shape our future; it is a truly epic story.
Without leaving earth, here is a fantastic voyage to the physics of eternity. It is the only biography of the universe you will ever need.
 

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An interesting paragraph from the book; ".... the fact emerges that our universe does indeed have the proper special features to allow for our existence. Given the laws of physics, as they are ... Read full review

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In order to tell the story of the universe from its origin to its ultimate demise, the authors (both well-known astrophysicists) have divided all of time into five eras. The first, the Primordial Era ... Read full review

Contents

THE PRIMORDIAL ERA
1
THESTELLIFEROUSERA
31
THE BLACK HOLE ERA
107
THE DARK ERA
153
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Fred Adams received his Ph.D. from the University of California. Recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize, Adams is a professor of physics at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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