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The Last Three Minutes: Conjectures about the Ultimate Fate of the Universeby Paul Davies
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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.
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.
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.
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