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Publisher Description

Time moves forward, not backward-everyone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself-a period of modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child's play. Carroll's scenario is not only elegant, it's laid out in the same easy-to-understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net.

From Eternity to Here uses ideas at the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explore how properties of space-time before the Big Bang can explain the flow of time we experience in our everyday lives. Carroll suggests that we live in a baby universe, part of a large family of universes in which many of our siblings experience an arrow of time running in the opposite direction. It's an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time.

Science & Nature
Erik Synnestvedt
hr min
February 15
Tantor Audio

Customer Reviews

AEG_@ ,

I highly enjoyedcthe read

Obviously there are very abstract theories presented, yet the book is very informative.

Hardkore5 ,

If you want to know how everything came to be with no God!

If you want to know how everything came to be with no God!

Michael_Turner ,

Well written, fascinating explanation of the arrow of time

Sean Carroll presents an excellent insight into the arrow of time and how it relates to the early low entropy universe. Additionally, Carroll's choice of analogies when explaining advanced topics such as Quantum Mechanics & General Relativity are elegantly simple and understandable, even for the novice reader.

Audio Book:

The narrator "Erik Synnestvedt" does a fantastic job unleashing the excitement in this book!

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