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The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Audio CD / Audio)

By Barbour, Julian
Read by Langton, James

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In a universe filled by chaos and disorder, one physicist makes the radical argument that the growth of order drives the passage of time -- and shapes the destiny of the universe. Time is among the universe's greatest mysteries. Why, when most laws of physics allow for it to flow... forward and backward, does it only go forward? Physicists have long appealed to the second law of thermodynamics, held to predict the increase of disorder in the universe, to explain this. In The Janus Point, physicist Julian Barbour argues that the second law has been misapplied and that the growth of order determines how we experience time. In his view, the big bang becomes the Janus point, a moment of minimal order from which time could flow, and order increase, in two directions. The Janus Point has remarkable implications: while most physicists predict that the universe will become mired in disorder, Barbour sees the possibility that order -- the stuff of life -- can grow without bound. A major work of physics, The Janus Point will transform our understanding of the nature of existence.
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ISBN 9781713586708
Publisher Brilliance Audio
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ISBN-13 9781713586708
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Publisher Brilliance Audio
Imprint Brilliance Audio
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Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Barbour, Julian
Read by Langton, James
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Time (Chronology)
Relativity Physics
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 171mm
Spine: 13mm
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Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Astronomy, Space & Time
ONIX Text General/trade