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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?
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this grand poetic vision of nature, internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world that underlies reality--and how we find our place within it. ln his bestselling book A Universe from Nothing, Krauss revealed how something--our entire universe--could arise from nothing, a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists in our universe first came to be. Now, in The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far, Krauss reveals what everything that exists--reality--really is. Reality is not what you think or sense--it's weird, wild, and counterintuitive, and its inner workings seem at least as implausible as the idea that something can come from nothing. This landmark, unprecedented work explains the seemingly inexplicable in an absorbing, lively account of the greatest intellectual adventure in history: the creation of the scientific view of the universe at its most fundamental scales--where fact is stranger than fiction. With his trademark wit and accessible style, Krauss leads us to realms so small that 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 scientists who have helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of reality, with reasoning rather than superstition and dogma, and to explain how everything we see--and can't see--came about. A passionate advocate tor reason, Krauss gives the rationale for the seemingly irrational--the mysteries and apparent contradictions of quantum physics, and what that means for our lives here on Earth--and beyond. Ultimately, The Greatest Story challenges us to re-envision our world, as it appears that 'God' does play dice with the universe. In the incisive style of his scintillating essays for the New Yorker, Krauss makes it clear that the universe we experience isn't designed for us--and that our existence is a cosmic accident. Provocative and challenging, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants a proper perspective on our origins and our possible future. At its core, The Greatest Story is about the best of what it means to be human--an epic history of our ultimately purposeless universe that addresses the question 'Why are we here?'"--Jacket
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YDXCP
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1954-
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Krauss, Lawrence M.
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Reality
  • Space and time
  • Fourth dimension
  • Quantum theory
  • Cosmology
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The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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
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ocn952647432
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781476777610
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)952647432
Label
The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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
ocn952647432
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781476777610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952647432

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