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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardcover)

| Knopf Publishing Group | 2/18/2020

ISBN-10 : 1524731676   ISBN-13 : 9781524731670   List Price : $30.00

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Instant New York Times Best-seller

&;A splendid and invigorating read.&;
&;Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.


Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting structures formed, how life and mind emerged, and how we grapple with our existence through narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and a deep longing for the eternal. From particles to planets, consciousness to creativity, matter to meaning&;Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.



The Columbia University theoretical physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe explores subjects ranging from quantum mechanics to black holes, sharing insights into how human life and consciousness emerged from chaos.

"From the world-renowned physicist, co-founder of the World Science Festival, and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this utterly captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, from its original orderly state the universe has been moving inexorably toward chaos, and, still, remarkable structures have continually formed: the planets, stars, and galaxies that provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms, including mutation and selection, animate life; neurons, information, and thought developed into complex consciousness which in turn gave rise to cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. And he describes, as well, how, in the deep reaches of the future, the nature of the universe will threaten the existence of matter itself. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Taken together, it is a completely new perspective on our place in the universe and on what it means to be human"--

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  • ISBN-10: 1524731676
  • ISBN-13: 9781524731670
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
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