Oup Usa (1996)

Huw Price
Cambridge University
Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way round? The universe began with the Big Bang - will it end with a `Big Crunch'? Now in paperback, this book presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the paradoxes of time to look at the world from a fresh perspective, and throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of the universe.
Keywords Time  Physics Philosophy
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Reprint years 1996, 1997
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Call number BD638.P73 1996
ISBN(s) 9780195117981   0195117980   0195100956   9780195100952
DOI 10.2307/2653578
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