A Universe from Nothing

A Universe from Nothing

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Internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? And how is it all going to end? Why is there something rather than nothing?" is asked of anyone who says there is no God. Yet this is not so much a philosophical or religious question as it is a question about the natural world-and until now there has not been a satisfying scientific answer. Today, exciting scientific advances provide new insight into this cosmological mystery: Not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothing authoritatively presents the most recent evidence that explains how our universe evolved-and the implications for how it's going to end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight readers to look at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. As Richard Dawkins has described it: This could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for atheism since Darwin.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 22.61mm | 371.95g
  • The Free Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations; Illustrations
  • 145162445X
  • 9781451624458
  • 31,266

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"In A Universe from Nothing , Lawrence Krauss has written a thrilling introduction to the current state of cosmology - the branch of science that tells us about the deep past and deeper future of everything. As it turns out, everything has a lot to do with nothing - and nothing to do with God. This is a brilliant and disarming book."-- Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape New Scientist Publishers Weekly
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"We have been living through a revolution in cosmology as wondrous as that initiated by Copernicus. Here is the essential, engrossing and brilliant guide." --Ian McEwan
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About Lawrence M. Krauss

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.

Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books including The Selfish Gene , Climbing Mount Improbable , Unweaving the Rainbow , The Ancestor's Tale, The God Delusion , and The Greatest Show on Earth. Visit him at RichardDawkins.net.
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