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You Are Here : A Portable History of the Universe

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"You Are Here is not just physics for poets, but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get. Christopher Potter's narrative is as imaginative, ingenious, and elegantly concise as it is user-friendly." -- Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

"A personal, brilliant, and often amusing account . . . . An idiosyncratic, encyclopedic blitzkrieg of a book." --The Boston Globe

"The Verdict: Read." -- Time

Christopher Potter's You Are Here is a lively and accessible biography of the universe--how it fits together and how we fit into it--in the style of science writers like Richard Dawkins, Bill Bryson, and Richard Feynman, as seen through the lens of today's most cutting-edge scientific thinking.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061137871
  • 9780061137877
  • 1,789,125

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You Are Here is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it, as seen through the lens of today's most cutting-edge scientific thinking. Here, for the first time in a single span, is the life of the universe, from quarks to galaxy superclusters and from slime to Homo sapiens. Christopher Potter brilliantly tells the story of how something evolved from nothing and how something became everything; how the universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry and is now 13.7 billion years of history. With wisdom and wonder, Potter traverses the cosmos from its conception to its eventual end--while exploring everything in between.
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439 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (165)
3 26% (115)
2 8% (36)
1 3% (12)
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