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              The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

              The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Barbour, Julian

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              The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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              ISBN 9781847924735
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

              The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Hardback)

              By Barbour, Julian

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              The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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              ISBN 9781847924728
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
              Publisher Vintage
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              Collapse: The Copernican Imperative: Volume 5
               

              Collapse: The Copernican Imperative: Volume 5 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reissued Edition (2012))

              Contributions by Veal, Damian; Rovelli, Carlo; Barbour, Julian; Shawcross, Conrad

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              Addresses the deanthropomorphization of reality initiated by the Copernican Revolution and the enduring chasm between the spontaneous image of reality bequeathed to us by evolution and that revealed by the sciences in the wake of Copernicus.

              ISBN 9780956775078
              Released NZ 13 Feb 2009
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Urbanomic / Collapse
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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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                25 May 21

              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
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
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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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              • Pub Date
                25 May 21

              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 9781713586692
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
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              The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time
               

              The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Hardback)

              By Barbour, Julian

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              An Oxford physicist's new theory of time predicts a future of limitless potential Time is among the Universe's greatest mysteries. Why, when the laws of physics seem to allow for it go forward and backward, does it flow in only one direction? For decades, physicists have sought t...o explain it using the inevitable increase of entropy, or disorder, in the Universe. In The Janus Point, Julian Barbour argues they are wrong. What drives time is the increase of order: of galaxies, stars, planets, and life. In this view, the Big Bang represents a minimum of order -- and a Janus Point, from which time flowed in two directions, just as the laws of physics require. But most important is what this theory means for the destiny of our Universe. If entropy explains the Universe, in the end it will become inert, and nothing beautiful will exist. If Barbour is correct, the destiny of the Universe is one of limitless potential. What conclusion is more revolutionary than that?
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              ISBN 9780465095469
              Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
              Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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