By: Roger Penrose
1094 pages, 450 illus
Describes the present understanding of the universe, covering the ideas of calculus and modern geometry; notions of infinity; relativity theory; the foundations and controversies of quantum mechanics; the standard model of particle physics; cosmosology; the big bang; black holes; the profound challenge of the second law of thermodynamics; string and M theory; loop quantum gravity; fashions in science and new directions.
'A truly remarkable book...this is just the sort of book that could inspire mathematical awakenings' Sunday Times
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