A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

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By (author) Lawrence M Krauss

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1451624468
  • ISBN 13: 9781451624465
  • Sales rank: 4,543

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Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. "Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?" One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will "always "arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, "A Universe from Nothing "uses Krauss's characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved--and the implications for how it's going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

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Lawrence M. Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, including the bestselling "The Physics of Star Trek," and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. Hailed by "Scientific American "as a "rare scientific public intellectual," he is also a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on radio and television.

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"How physicists came up with the current model of the cosmos is quite a story, and to tell it in his elegant "A Universe From Nothing," physicist Lawrence Krauss walks a carefully laid path... It would be easy for this remarkable story to revel in self-congratulation, but Krauss steers it soberly and with grace... His asides on how he views each piece of science and its chances of being right are refreshingly honest...unstable nothingness, as described by Krauss... is also invigorating for the rest of us, because in this nothingness there are many wonderful things to see and understand."--Nature