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From Eternity to Here

The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time


Twenty years after Stephen Hawking's 9-million-copy selling A Brief History of Time, pioneering theoretical physicist Sean Carroll takes our investigation into the nature of time to the next level. You can't unscramble an egg and you can't remember the future. But what if time doesn't (or didn't!) always go in the same direction? Carroll's paradigm-shifting research suggests that other universes experience time running in the opposite direction to our own. Exploring subjects from entropy and quantum mechanics to time travel and the meaning of life, Carroll presents a dazzling new view of how we came to exist.

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. His papers on dark matter and dark energy, the physics of extra dimensions, and alternative theories of gravity have been widely praised. He is also one of the founders of the group blog, named one of the five top science blogs by 'Nature'.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (March 1, 2011)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851688906

'Forget Stephen Hawking's Brief History: this mind-blowing book is the real deal... Fascinating.'

– Times Higher Education, Book of the Week

'Carroll's insight will intrigue anyone... Most enjoyable.'

– BBC Focus

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