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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • United States
  • English
  • index
  • 1451624468
  • 9781451624465
  • 10,069

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"With its mind-bending mechanics, Krauss argues, our universe may indeed have appeared from nowhere, rather than at the hands of a divine creator. There's some intellectual heavy lifting here--Einstein is the main character, after all--but the concepts are articulated clearly, and the thrill of discovery is contagious. 'We are like the early terrestrial mapmakers, ' Krauss writes, puzzling out what was once solely the province of our imaginations."--Mother Jonesshow more

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.show more

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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 Landscapeshow more
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