A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
“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... show more
“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.
Publish date: January 1st 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
bookshelves: autumn-2015, sciences, tbr-busting-2015, spaaaaaace, published-2012, nonfic-nov-2015, nonfiction, cosmic-archaeology, anthropic-mania Read from January 13, 2013 to November 25, 2015 Description: A wildly popular lecture now on YouTube has attracted almost a million viewers. One que...
Finally got it today from a local bookshop.Lectures link to this subject by Lawrence KraussDarwin Week 2012 - Lawrence Krauss: "A Universe from Nothing"Just found out that his other lecture on the same subject has more than a million views. Wow.'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009T...
Interesting, easy to read, but probably won't convince those who have already decided the answer is 'God'. Obviously, doesn't definitively answer why there is, in fact, something rather than nothing, but does a good job of explaining space/time, inflation, anthropic principle etc in a non technical ...
This book was okay. Could've done without all the atheist name-dropping. Krauss is trying to be a fifth Horseman (or Beatle). The writing is not particularly clever. There was some new information in it about the shape of the universe that I was previously unaware/unclear about, not being a cosmolog...
This is Lawerence Krauss's attempt at denying the existence of a deity through explaining the current state of physics and cosmology. It follows (with much more detail) his RDF foundation lecture which was up until recently on YouTube (and which I enjoyed immensely).The current state of physics part...