A Universe From Nothing

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 13, 2012 - Science - 224 pages
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Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why does anything exist? And how is it all going to end?
  'Why is there something rather than nothing?' is the question atheists and scientists are always asked, and until now there has not been a satisfying scientific answer. Today, exciting scientific advances provide new insight into this cosmological mystery: not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing. A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothing authoritatively presents the most recent evidence that explains how our universe evolved - and the implications for how it's going to end.
  It will provoke, challenge, and delight readers to look at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. In the words of Richard Dawkins: this could potentially be the most important scientific book since Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
 

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

4.5 stars, really. The summary of the physics about how 'something' can come from 'nothing' is quite interesting. Kraus does let himself vent a bit more than necessary about the lack of basic ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Beginnings
Weighing the Universe
Light from the Beginning of Time
Much Ado About Nothing
The Runaway Universe
The Free Lunch at the End of the Universe
Our Miserable Future
A Grand Accident?
Nothing Is Something
Nothing Is Unstable
Brave New Worlds
Epilogue
Afterword by Richard Dawkins
Index
Copyright

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Lawrence M. Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. Hailed by Scientific American as a 'rare scientific public intellectual', he is also a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on radio and television.

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