404 pages, Figs
Discusses relativity theory and quantum physics, introducing and explaining the ground-breaking ideas of Newton and Boltzmann, Einstein and Schroedinger, Penrose and Hawking. It zooms in on the behaviour of molecules and atoms, and pulls back to survey the expansion of the universe. Topics covered include: entropy and gravity, blackholes and wormholes, and the origins and future of the Universe.
'Michael Lockwood's book The Labyrinth of Time: Introducing the Universe has just appeared. I highly recommend it. It's a wonderful overview of the physics and philosophy of time, crafted extremely carefully and engagingly (yet without compromising any content) for the lay reader, superbly produced and illustrated. Oh, and it's true.' Professor David Deutsch, author of The Fabric of Reality "Michael Lockwood's book...is a model of balance and clarity." "Lockwood's style is clear and straightforward." Times Higher Education Supplement 'Michael Lockwood's book...is a model of balance and clarity...Lockwood's style is clear and straightforward' Paul Davies, Times Higher Education Supplement
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