Journals Higher Education

$24.95

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29 November 2001

384 Pages | 56 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195145922


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The End of Time

The Next Revolution in Physics

Julian Barbour

In this highly provocative volume, Barbour presents the basic evidence for a timeless universe, an argument that strikes at the heart of modern physics. It casts doubt on Einstein's greatest contribution, the spacetime continuum, but also points to the solution of one of the great paradoxes of modern science, the chasm between classical and quantum physics. Barbour writes with remarkable clarity as he ranges from the ancient philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides, through such giants of science as Galileo, Newton, and Einstein, to the work of the contemporary physicists John Wheeler, Roger Penrose, and Steven Hawking.

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