A Universe from Nothing : Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
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.
- Paperback | 202 pages
- 137.16 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
- 03 May 2013
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
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"Krauss possesses a rare talent for making the hardest ideas in astrophysics accessible to the layman, due in part to his sly humor... one has to hope that this book won't appeal only to the partisans of the culture wars - it's just too good and interesting for that. Krauss is genuinely in awe of the "wondrously strange" nature of our physical world, and his enthusiasm is infectious."--Associated Press
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.
"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