Drawing on the evidence and insights of biology, physics, astronomy and cosmology, this is an original vision of order and change in the universe. The author rejects the popular view that the universe will eventually collapse upon itself.
Drawing on the evidence and insights of biology, physics, astronomy, and cosmology, this is an original and challenging vision of order and change in the universe. Rejecting the popular view that the universe will eventually collapse upon itself, Louise Young argues that the tendency towards increasing entropy is merely one aspect of a single process that is all the time creating more complex, highly organized, and more efficient forms of matter, from the microscopic to the stellar.
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"Louise Young reveals the universe as it truly is--an unfolding flower that has yet to bloom in its full glory."--Paul Davies "Precisely because she is a scientific generalist, she has an overview that very few practitioners of a single specialty possess. She can put such things as the lifecycle of a star into contexts that a mere astrophysicist might never think of....[This book] may well convert a good many members of the general public. It will do so through its clarity, its stunning metaphors, its obvious condition of being well-informed, its sheer good writing....I found myself stirred and moved, seeing the patterns of the universe in ways I am not accustomed to."--Noel Perrin, The Chicago Sun-Times "Informative, intelligent, and sensitive....In the end, it was the force of Ms. Young's imagery, not her logic and theories, that increased my awe of nature as I read The Unfinished Universe."--Alan Lightman, The New York Times "Young's book is strangely beautiful guide...for those who would think and wonder about the meaning of things that can be known and those that cannot."--James E. Lovelock, author of Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth
About Louise B. Young
Louise Young is the author of Earth's Aura, The Blue Planet, Sowing the Wind, and Power Over People (Updated Edition, Oxford, 1992). She is also the editor of Exploring the Universe, The Mystery of Matter, and Evolution of Man.
The Unfinished Universe by Louise B. Young
Louise B. Young
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