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  • Cycles of Timeby Roger Penrose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    From the best-selling author of The Emperor?s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology?s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that... more...

  • Cycles of Timeby Roger Penrose

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.42

    What came before the Big Bang? How did the universe begin and must it inevitably end? In this remarkable book Roger Penrose brilliantly illuminates some of the deepest mysteries of the universe. Cycles of Time contains a penetrating analysis of the second law of thermodynamics - according to which the 'randomness'... more...

  • The Emperor's New Mindby Roger Penrose

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 18.99

    For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that... more...

  • Ludwig Boltzmannby Carlo Cercignani; Roger Penrose

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99

    The book presents the life and personality, the scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann. His tragic life ending with his suicide is described in detail. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing his work establishing the atomic structure of matter and his influence on modern physics. - ;This book presents the life and personality,... more...

  • Relativityby Roger Penrose; Albert Einstein

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 11.00

    Robert Geroch builds on Einstein's work with commentary that addresses the ideas at the heart of the theory, bringing a modern understanding of relativity to the text. He elucidates how special relativity is a reconciliation of the contradictions between the nature of light and the principle of relativity; he expands on Einstein's treatment of the... more...

  • The Nature of Space and Timeby Stephen Hawking; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined?... more...

  • Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fieldsby Roger Penrose; Wolfgang Rindler

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 64.00

    This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. more...

  • Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 2, Spinor and Twistor Methods in Space-Time Geometryby Roger Penrose; Wolfgang Rindler

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 80.00

    In the two volumes that comprise this work Roger Penrose and Wolfgang Rindler introduce the calculus of 2-spinors and the theory of twistors, and discuss in detail how these powerful and elegant methods may be used to elucidate the structure and properties of space-time. In volume 1, Two-spinor calculus and relativistic fields, the calculus of 2-spinors... more...

  • What is Life?by Erwin Schrödinger; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 14.00

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life?, one of the great science classics of the twentieth century appears here together with Mind and Matter. more...

  • Mr Tompkins in Paperbackby George Gamow; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 14.00

    George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. more...