THE END OF TIME: THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN PHYSICS by Julian Barbour Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2003 ISBN-10: 0195145925 ISBN-13: 978-0195145922 Condition: This book is in very good condition. The contents are clean and unmarked. Price: $10.00
In this highly provocative volume, Barbour presents the basic evidence for a timeless universe, and shows why we still experience the world as intensely temporal. It is a book that strikes at the heart of modern physics. It casts doubt on Einstein's greatest contribution, the space time continuum, but also points to the solution of one of the great paradoxes of modern science, the chasm between classical and quantum physics. Barbour argues that the holy grail of physicists - the unification of Einstein's general relativity with quantum mechanics - may well spell the end of time.
Barbour writes with remarkable clarity as he ranges from the ancient philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides, through the giants of science Galileo, Newton, and Einstein, to the work of the contemporary physicists John Wheeler, Roger Penrose, and Steven Hawking. Along the way he treats us to enticing glimpses of some of the mysteries of the universe, and presents intriguing ideas about multiple worlds, time travel, immortality, and, above all, the illusion of motion.
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