A Professor At The End Of Time

Author: John Best
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813585956
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A Professor at the End of Time tells one professor’s story in the context of the rapid reconfiguration of higher education going on now, and analyzes what the job included before the supernova of technological innovation, the general influx of less-well-prepared students, and the diminution of state and federal support wrought wholesale changes on the profession.

For The Love Of Physics

Author: Walter Lewin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451607130
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Largely autobiographical account of the author's life as one who fell in love first with physics and then with teaching physics to students.

The End Of Time

Author: Julian Barbour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199881895
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Richard Feynman once quipped that "Time is what happens when nothing else does." But Julian Barbour disagrees: if nothing happened, if nothing changed, then time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive occurring all around us, not time. Put simply, time does not exist. In this highly provocative volume, Barbour presents the basic evidence for a timeless universe, and shows why we still experience the world as intensely temporal. It is a book that strikes at the heart of modern physics. It casts doubt on Einstein's greatest contribution, the spacetime continuum, but also points to the solution of one of the great paradoxes of modern science, the chasm between classical and quantum physics. Indeed, Barbour argues that the holy grail of physicists--the unification of Einstein's general relativity with quantum mechanics--may well spell the end of time. Barbour writes with remarkable clarity as he ranges from the ancient philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides, through the giants of science Galileo, Newton, and Einstein, to the work of the contemporary physicists John Wheeler, Roger Penrose, and Steven Hawking. Along the way he treats us to enticing glimpses of some of the mysteries of the universe, and presents intriguing ideas about multiple worlds, time travel, immortality, and, above all, the illusion of motion. The End of Time is a vibrantly written and revolutionary book. It turns our understanding of reality inside-out.

For The End Of Time

Author: Rebecca Rischin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801472970
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Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was one of the great composers of the twentieth century. The premiere of the French composer's "Quartet for the End of Time on January 15, 1941 at -4 degrees Fahrenheit in Stalag VIIIA, a Nazi prison camp, has been called one of the great stories of twentieth century music.

The End Of Time

Author: Tiemo Rainer Peters
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809141701
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An opportunity to listen in on what was an important forum for theological discussion and an experiment in church politics, this work makes available the proceedings from this significant meeting. Of particular interest is the appearance here of Metz and Ratzinger, two theologians who had clashed in the past and who are, theologically, poles apart.

The End Of Time

Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133009246
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The Internet, bookshelves, and movie theaters are full of prophecies, theories, and predictions that December 21, 2012, marks the end of the world. Award-winning astronomer and Mayan researcher Aveni explores these theories, explains their origins, and measures them objectively against evidence unearthed by Maya archaeologists, iconographers, and epigraphers.

The End Of Time

Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781681494869
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This is a work of rare prophetic brilliance by Josef Pieper, one of this century's most profound and lucid expositors of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. This book was written to throw light on an ancient question that has vexed and tormented many. What is the nature of "The End" toward which, even now, the world and men are moving? No writer of our time is better equipped to answer that question than Pieper. He provides the most rigorous and sustained philosophical analysis, anchored to "the primeval rock of theological pronouncement", in order precisely to understand the finalities of time and history.