A speculative description of the end of time applies scientific theory to imagination, predicting the overtaking of black holes, the end of sunlight, the beginning of stardoom, and the crushing effects of gravity
Davies (natural philosophy, U. of Adelaide, Australia) presents a variety of scenarios for the ultimate fate of the universe. He describes theories such as the earth's predicted collision in 2126 with the Swift-Tuttle comet, Helmholtz's theory of the universe's slow disintegration by entropy, and speculations that the violent collapse of our universe may give birth through an umbilical wormhole to a new universe. Davies examines the scientific as well as the human implications of the alternative endings to our universal drama. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.