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The greatest story ever told-- so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss

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The greatest story ever told-- so far : why are we here?
Title
The greatest story ever told-- so far
Title remainder
why are we here?
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence M. Krauss
Title variation
Why are we here?
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a work of scientific history, author Lawrence Krauss leads us to the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of the remarkable, creative scientists who have helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of realityђ́ؤwith reason rather than superstition and dogma. Krauss has himself been an active participant in this effort, and he knows many of them well. The Greatest Story challenges us to re-envision ourselves and our place within the universe, as it appears that ђ́جGodђ́ح does play dice with the universe. In the incisive style of his scintillating essays for The New Yorker, Krauss celebrates the greatest intellectual adventure ever undertakenђ́ؤto understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction
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1954-
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Krauss, Lawrence M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Physics
  • Reality
  • Space and time
  • Quantum theory
  • Cosmology
  • Fourth dimension
Label
The greatest story ever told-- so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss
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Publication
Note
Includes an index
Contents
Part one. Genesis -- From the armoire to the cave -- Seeing in the dark -- Through a glass, lightly -- There, and back again -- A stitch in time -- The shadows of reality -- A universe stranger than fiction -- A wrinkle in time -- Decay and rubble -- From here to eternity: shedding light on the sun -- Part two. Exodus -- Desperate times and desperate measure -- March of the titans -- Endless forms most beautiful: symmetry strikes back -- Cold, stark reality: breaking bad or beautiful? -- Living inside a superconductor -- The bearable heaviness of being: symmetry broken, physics fixed -- Part three. Revelation -- The wrong place at the right time -- The fog lifts -- Free at last -- Spanking the vacuum -- Gothic cathedrals of the twenty-first century -- More questions than answers -- From a beer party to the end of time -- Cosmic humility
Control code
sky285257474
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781476777610
Lccn
bl2017004042
Other physical details
photographs, illustrations
Label
The greatest story ever told-- so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss
Publication
Note
Includes an index
Contents
Part one. Genesis -- From the armoire to the cave -- Seeing in the dark -- Through a glass, lightly -- There, and back again -- A stitch in time -- The shadows of reality -- A universe stranger than fiction -- A wrinkle in time -- Decay and rubble -- From here to eternity: shedding light on the sun -- Part two. Exodus -- Desperate times and desperate measure -- March of the titans -- Endless forms most beautiful: symmetry strikes back -- Cold, stark reality: breaking bad or beautiful? -- Living inside a superconductor -- The bearable heaviness of being: symmetry broken, physics fixed -- Part three. Revelation -- The wrong place at the right time -- The fog lifts -- Free at last -- Spanking the vacuum -- Gothic cathedrals of the twenty-first century -- More questions than answers -- From a beer party to the end of time -- Cosmic humility
Control code
sky285257474
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781476777610
Lccn
bl2017004042
Other physical details
photographs, illustrations

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