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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Last Three Minutes: Conjectures about the Ultimate Fate of the Universe

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Ragnarok. Armageddon. Doomsday. Since the dawn of time, man has wondered how the world would end. In The Last Three Minutes, Paul Davies reveals the latest theories. It might end in a whimper, slowly scattering into the infinite void. Then again, it might be yanked back by its own gravity and end in a catastrophic "Big Crunch." There are other, more frightening possibilities. We may be seconds away from doom at this very moment.

Written in clear language that makes the cutting-edge science of quarks, neutrinos, wormholes, and metaverses accessible to the layman, The Last Three Minutes treats readers to a wide range of conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe. Along the way, it takes the occasional divergent path to discuss some slightly less cataclysmic topics such as galactic colonization, what would happen if the Earth were struck by the comet Swift-Tuttle (a distinct possibility), the effects of falling in a black hole, and how to create a "baby universe." Wonderfully morbid to the core, this is one of the most original science books to come along in years.

Synopsis:

Gloom and doom. Since the dawn of time, man has speculated about how the world might end. With clear language that makes the cutting-edge science of quarks, neutrinos, wormholes, and metaverses accessible to the layman, Australia's Professor Paul Davies treats readers to a wide range of conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe. Perhaps if we dwell on one of them long enough, it will happen. Wonderfully morbid to the core. Index.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-158) and index.

About the Author

Paul Davies is a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Mind of God, The Cosmic Blueprint, Superforce, and Are We Alone? He won the 1995 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his contributions to religious thought and inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465038510
Author:
Davies, Paul
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Davies, P. C. W.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series:
Science masters series
Series Volume:
no. 1995/242
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.44 in 6.5 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Gloom and doom. Since the dawn of time, man has speculated about how the world might end. With clear language that makes the cutting-edge science of quarks, neutrinos, wormholes, and metaverses accessible to the layman, Australia's Professor Paul Davies treats readers to a wide range of conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe. Perhaps if we dwell on one of them long enough, it will happen. Wonderfully morbid to the core. Index.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-158) and index.
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