The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity

The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity

by Fred Adams (Author), Gregory Laughlin (Author), Fred Adams (Author)

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The most detailed projection yet of what will happen to the universe as it expands toward infinity, said The Washington Post when news of the authors' research into cosmic evolution broke in 1997. With major stories in USA Today and on the front page of The New York Times, followed by their cover article The Future of the Universe in the August 1998 issue of Sky & Telescope, Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin have made the future of the universe a topic as cutting-edge as it is fascinating.Viewing the universe as a 15-billion-year-old youth with a projected lifetime that seems endless, The Five Ages of the Universe narrates the biography of the cosmos from the first gasp of inflation right after the Big Bang and the birth of stars, to the fading of all light. The book vividly describes the death of our own sun, tremendous fiery supernova explosions, dramatic collisions of galaxies, the evaporation of black holes, and the possibility for life when there are no planets, stars, or black holes left. The result is an awesome cosmic drama -- a brilliant work of popular science that is to astronomy what Stephen Hawking's great bestseller A Brief History of Time is to theoretical physics.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published: 02 Jun 1999

ISBN 10: 0684854228
ISBN 13: 9780684854229