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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141985329
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99

Until the End of Time

Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe




From the world-renowned physicist and bestselling author of The Elegant Universe comes this 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 understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in story, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. 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.

Yet all this understanding, which arose with the emergence of life, will dissolve with its conclusion. Which leaves us with one realization: during our brief moment in the sun, we are tasked with the charge of finding our own meaning.

Let us embark.

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141985329
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Brian Greene

Brian Greene was educated at Harvard and Oxford, receiving his doctorate in 1987. He is currently professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia. The Elegant Universe won the 2000 Aventis Prize.

Brian Greene was educated at Harvard and Oxford, graduating in 1987. After spending time at Harvard and Cornell, he is currently a Professor of Physics and of Mathematics at Columbia. He is the author of the bestselling book about string theory, The Elegant Universe, which won the Aventis Prize in 2000.

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Praise for Until the End of Time

A cracking read...Greene serves up plenty of revelatory detail... If you want to know how everything got here and where it's going, read this book.

Stephen Bleach, Sunday Times

Until the End of Time is encyclopaedic in its ambition and its erudition, often heartbreaking, stuffed with too many profundities that I wanted to quote, as well as anecdotes from Greene's own life - of which we should wish for more - that had me laughing ... A love letter to the ephemeral cosmic moment when everything is possible.

Dennis Overbye, New York Times

It takes a storyteller to explain the sciences, and few are as gifted as Brian Greene. There's real wonder in his descriptions of galaxies and planets forming, and of life blooming after that. It is all part of a fleeting moment in the cosmos - one that will eventually end - yet Greene finds meaning and optimism in everything around us.

Chris Schluep, Amazon Editor

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