The Goldilocks enigma: why is the universe just right for life?

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Allen Lane, 2006 - Science - 349 pages
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The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies' spectacular and eagerly awaited return to cosmology. Here he tackles all the 'big questions' and introduces the latest discoveries that have allowed scientists to piece together the story of the universe in unprecedented detail. And he explains why, despite all this, cosmologists are more divided than ever. Why is everything just right for life on earth? And how have we tried to explain this? How has belief shaped the scientific debate? What do we really know about our place in the universe? Paul Davies decodes the real science and gets to the very heart of our understanding of the universe.

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Review: The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?

User Review  - Thomas Simard - Goodreads

While I may not be completely scientifically illiterate, I wouldn't want to be asked too many obvious questions as my inability to answer may prove embarrassing. That being said, Davies writes very ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gavin Baskett - Goodreads

Whenever I get complacent and uninspired, I pick up this book and start to feel unbelievably lucky and blessed to be alive and conscious. I've read it multiple times and never tire of it. I strongly recommend it to you, especially! Read full review

Contents

The Universe Explained
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How the Universe Began
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What the Universe Is Made of and How It
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Paul Davies has achieved an international reputation for his ability to explain the significance of advanced scientific ideas in simple language. He is the author of some twenty books, including Superforce, God and the New Physics, The Mind of God, The Last Three Minutes, Are We Alone? and How to Build a Time Machine. Paul Davies has also written and presented a number of TV and radio programmes and has won the prestigious Templeton Prize, the world's largest award for intellectual endeavour, and a Glaxo Science Writers' Fellowship.

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