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From eternity to here : the quest for the ultimate theory of time / Sean Carroll.

By: Carroll, Sean M, 1966-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Dutton, c2010Description: ix, 438 p. : ill., maps, ports ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780525951339 (hardcover); 0525951334 (hardcover).Subject(s): Space and time | Space and time -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
pt. I. Time, experience, and the universe. The past is present memory ; The heavy hand of entropy ; The beginning and end of time -- pt. II. Time in Einstein's universe. Time is personal ; Time is flexible ; Looping through time -- pt. III. Entropy and time's arrow. Running time backward ; Entropy and disorder ; Information and life ; Recurrent nightmares ; Quantum time -- pt. IV. From the kitchen to the multiverse. Black holes : the ends of time ; The life of the universe ; Inflation and the multiverse ; The past through tomorrow ; Epilogue -- Appendix : Math.
Summary: A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-420) and index.

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