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Author Frank, Adam, 1962-

Title About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang / Adam Frank

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Free Press, 2011
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition
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Descript xxi, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Talking sky, working stone and living field : from prehistory to the agricultural revolution -- The city, the cycle and the epicycle : from the urban revolution to a rational universe -- The clock, the bell tower and the spheres of God : from the medieval monastery to the renaissance cosmos -- Cosmic machines, illuminated night and the factory clock : from Newton's universe to thermodynamics and the Industrial Revolution -- The telegraph, the electric clock and the block universe : the imperatives of simultaneity from time zones to Einstein's cosmos -- The expanding universe, radio hours and washing machine time : speed, cosmology and culture between the world wars --The Big Bang, Telstar, and a new Armageddon : the nuclear big bang's triumph in a televised space age -- Inflation, cell phones and the outlook universe : information revolutions and the big bang gets in trouble -- Wheels within wheels : cyclic universes and the challenge of quantum gravity : eternal time through repeating time -- Ever-changing eternities : the promise and perils of a multiverse : eternal inflation, arrows of time and the anthropic principle -- Giving up the ghost : the end of beginnings and the end of time : cosmology's radical alternatives in three acts -- In the fields of leaning grass : ending the beginning in human and cosmic time
Note "The Big Bang is dead! It is no longer the beginning of time. Allowing us a peek into the cutting edge of cosmology, astrophysicist Adam Frank explains how this change in our origins will affect every aspect of our lives"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Cosmology
Big bang theory
Life -- Origin
Space and time
ISBN 9781439169599 (hardback)
1439169594 (hardback)
9781439169612 (ebook)
1439169616 (ebook)