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.
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This book is on the one hand a delight, and on the other hand a disappointment. It's a lively and interesting look at current physics--or at least, physics as of 2011; developments have continued ... Read full review
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A wonderful, very readable book...makes cosmology accessible to anyone (without the math, of course). Krauss sprinkles a few digs (on the First cause argument: "These issues have been debated and ... Read full review
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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
Lawrence M. Krauss
Limited preview - 2012
A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing
Lawrence Maxwell Krauss,Richard Dawkins
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