A Universe from Nothing

A Universe from Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781471112683
ISBN 13: 1471112683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Universe from Nothing Book Review:

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 cansomething arise from nothing, but something willalwaysarise from nothing. A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothingauthoritatively 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.

A Universe from Nothing

A Universe from Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 1451624476
ISBN 13: 9781451624472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Universe from Nothing Book Review:

Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “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.

A Universe From Nothing

A Universe From Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 1471112691
ISBN 13: 9781471112690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Universe From Nothing Book Review:

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.

A Universe from Nothing

A Universe from Nothing
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 145162445X
ISBN 13: 9781451624458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Universe from Nothing Book Review:

Shares provocative and revelatory answers to such philosophical conundrums as the origins of the universe and how it will end, offering scientific explanations about the immense process through which life evolved.

The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far

The Greatest Story Ever Told  So Far
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 1476777616
ISBN 13: 9781476777610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far Book Review:

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality—a grand poetic vision of nature—and how we find our place within it. In the beginning there was light. But more than this, there was gravity. After that, all hell broke loose… In A Universe from Nothing, Krauss revealed how our entire universe could arise from nothing. Now, he reveals what that something—reality—is. And, reality is not what we think or sense—it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive; it’s hidden beneath everyday experience; and its inner workings seem even stranger than the idea that something can come from nothing. In a landmark, unprecedented work of scientific history, 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 reality—with 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 “God” 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 undertaken—to understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction.

Quantum Man Richard Feynman s Life in Science Great Discoveries

Quantum Man  Richard Feynman s Life in Science  Great Discoveries
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN 10: 9780393080544
ISBN 13: 0393080544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Man Richard Feynman s Life in Science Great Discoveries Book Review:

"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

Why Does the World Exist An Existential Detective Story

Why Does the World Exist   An Existential Detective Story
Author: Jim Holt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN 10: 0871403277
ISBN 13: 9780871403278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Does the World Exist An Existential Detective Story Book Review:

The Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction of 2013 “I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review, front-page review Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers, “testing the contentions of one against the theories of the other” (Jeremy Bernstein, Wall Street Journal). As he interrogates his list of ontological culprits, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God versus the Big Bang. This “deft and consuming” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) narrative humanizes the profound questions of meaning and existence it confronts.

The Grand Design

The Grand Design
Author: Stephen Hawking,Leonard Mlodinow
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 0553907077
ISBN 13: 9780553907070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Design Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

The Physics of Star Trek

The Physics of Star Trek
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-08-02
ISBN 10: 0465008631
ISBN 13: 9780465008636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Star Trek Book Review:

What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

Atom

Atom
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: Hachette+ORM
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2001-04-11
ISBN 10: 0759523215
ISBN 13: 9780759523210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atom Book Review:

The national bestselling author of The Physics of Star Trek returns with an “enthusiastic and entertaining” journey through the science of the cosmos (The Guardian, UK). Taking us on a millennia-spanning journey through the life of a single oxygen atom, physicist and author Lawrence M. Krauss traces the history of the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present—and on into the distant future. With wit and insight, Krauss explicates cutting-edge science and reveals the surprising story of matter: what it is, where it came from, and where it’s going. Along the way, this lively and accessible volume inspires wonder at the powers and unlikely events that conspired to create our solar system, our ecosystem, and us. “Lawrence Krauss has Carl Sagan’s knack of expanding the imagination and explaining the mysteries of the universe in simple terms.” —Stephen Hawking

Fear of Physics

Fear of Physics
Author: Lawrence Krauss
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-07-30
ISBN 10: 9780465007134
ISBN 13: 0465007139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fear of Physics Book Review:

Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.

Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds
Author: Ray Jayawardhana
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-04-21
ISBN 10: 1400846544
ISBN 13: 9781400846542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange New Worlds Book Review:

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia of speculation, have astronomers begun to discover planets around other stars--thousands in fact. Now they are closer than ever to unraveling distant twins of the Earth. In this book, Jayawardhana vividly recounts the stories of the scientists and the remarkable breakthroughs that have ushered in this extraordinary age of exploration. He describes the latest findings--including his own--that are challenging our view of the cosmos and casting new light on the origins and evolution of planets and planetary systems. He reveals how technology is rapidly advancing to support direct observations of Jupiter-like gas giants and super-Earths--rocky planets with several times the mass of our own planet--and how astronomers use biomarkers to seek possible life on other worlds. Strange New Worlds provides an insider's look at the cutting-edge science of today's planet hunters, our prospects for discovering alien life, and the debates and controversies at the forefront of extrasolar-planet research. In a new afterword, Jayawardhana explains some of the most recent developments as we search for the first clues of life on other planets.

The Lightness of Being

The Lightness of Being
Author: Frank Wilczek
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN 10: 0141927623
ISBN 13: 9780141927626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lightness of Being Book Review:

What's the meaning of it all? Or rather: what exactly is 'it'? Here Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and legend, examines the very nature of reality itself, showing how almost everything we think we know about 'it' is wrong. The Lightness of Being is an engaging tour de force, revealing a universe where matter is the hum of strange music, mass doesn't weigh, and empty space is a multilayered, multicoloured superconductor. Physicists' understanding of the essential nature of reality changed radically over the past quarter century. And Frank Wilczek has played a lead role in establishing the new paradigms. Transcending the clash and mismatch of older ideas about what matter and space is, Wilczek presents some brilliant and clear syntheses. Extraordinarily readable and authoritative, The Lightness of Being is the first book to unwrap these exciting new ideas for the general public. It explores their implications for basic questions about space, mass, energy, and the longed-for possibility of a fully unified theory of Nature. Pointing to new directions where great discoveries in fundamental physics are likely, and providing a visionary context for the experiments in CERN, he envisions a new Golden Age in physics.

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

Why Science Does Not Disprove God
Author: Amir Aczel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 0062230611
ISBN 13: 9780062230614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Science Does Not Disprove God Book Review:

The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive. A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed book, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God. Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility— and even the strong likelihood—of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.

The Quantum and the Lotus

The Quantum and the Lotus
Author: Matthieu Ricard,Trinh Xuan Thuan
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307566129
ISBN 13: 9780307566126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quantum and the Lotus Book Review:

Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize—winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal. Trinh Thuan was born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam but became intrigued by the explosion of discoveries in astronomy during the 1960s. He made his way to the prestigious California Institute of Technology to study with some of the biggest names in the field and is now an acclaimed astrophysicist and specialist on how the galaxies formed. When Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Thuan met at an academic conference in the summer of 1997, they began discussing the many remarkable connections between the teachings of Buddhism and the findings of recent science. That conversation grew into an astonishing correspondence exploring a series of fascinating questions. Did the universe have a beginning? Or is our universe one in a series of infinite universes with no end and no beginning? Is the concept of a beginning of time fundamentally flawed? Might our perception of time in fact be an illusion, a phenomenon created in our brains that has no ultimate reality? Is the stunning fine-tuning of the universe, which has produced just the right conditions for life to evolve, a sign that a “principle of creation” is at work in our world? If such a principle of creation undergirds the workings of the universe, what does that tell us about whether or not there is a divine Creator? How does the radical interpretation of reality offered by quantum physics conform to and yet differ from the Buddhist conception of reality? What is consciousness and how did it evolve? Can consciousness exist apart from a brain generating it? The stimulating journey of discovery the authors traveled in their discussions is re-created beautifully in The Quantum and the Lotus, written in the style of a lively dialogue between friends. Both the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and the discoveries of contemporary science are introduced with great clarity, and the reader will be profoundly impressed by the many correspondences between the two streams of thought and revelation. Through the course of their dialogue, the authors reach a remarkable meeting of minds, ultimately offering a vital new understanding of the many ways in which science and Buddhism confirm and complement each other and of the ways in which, as Matthieu Ricard writes, “knowledge of our spirits and knowledge of the world are mutually enlightening and empowering.”

The Ultimate Why Question

The Ultimate Why Question
Author: John F. Wippel
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN 10: 0813218632
ISBN 13: 9780813218632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Why Question Book Review:

This volume gathers studies by prominent scholars and philosophers about the question how have major figures from the history of philosophy, and some contemporary philosophers, addressed "the ultimate why question": why is there anything at all rather than nothing whatsoever?

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: Hank Green
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1524743453
ISBN 13: 9781524743451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Book Review:

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

Tohellwithyou Mitro

Tohellwithyou Mitro
Author: Kr̥shṇa Sobatī,Kr̥shṇā Sobatī
Publsiher: Katha
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788187649557
ISBN 13: 8187649550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tohellwithyou Mitro Book Review:

Krishna Sobti's lively, unapologetic portrayal of a married woman who brooks no limits to her sexuality is as compelling, pertinent and provocative today as when it first shook the Hindi literary world in 1966. Katha presents another masterpiece from one of the most spirited writers of our times. Mitro Marjani was not a writer's story ... I was amazed at the surprises Mitro gave me at every turn. Brought up outside the walls of patriarchy ... Mitro is her mother's daughter who can voice her desires and get away with it. She has no inhibitions about talking of things tabooed by tradition. She really impressed me .- Krishna Sobti

Did God Create the Universe from Nothing

Did God Create the Universe from Nothing
Author: Jonathan Ms Pearce
Publsiher: Onus Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780992600099
ISBN 13: 099260009X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Did God Create the Universe from Nothing Book Review:

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is favoured by Christian apologists to argue that God must have created the universe. This latest book, by philosopher Jonathan MS Pearce, takes that argument to task and finds it seriously lacking, despite its common appeal. This is a must-have counter to the well-worn religious argument.

Pendulum

Pendulum
Author: Amir D. Aczel
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 1416588434
ISBN 13: 9781416588436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pendulum Book Review:

In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the future emperor, Napoleon III -- that the earth revolves on its axis. Through careful, primary research, world-renowned author Amir Aczel has revealed the life of a gifted physicist who had almost no formal education in science, and yet managed to succeed despite the adversity he suffered at the hands of his peers. The range and breadth of Foucault's discoveries is astonishing: He gave us the modern electric compass, devised an electric microscope, invented photographic technology, and made remarkable deductions about color theory, heat waves, and the speed of light. Yet until now so little has been known about his life. Richly detailed and evocative, Pendulum tells of the illustrious period in France during the Second Empire; of Foucault's relationship with Napoleon III, a colorful character in his own right; and -- most notably -- of the crucial triumph of science over religion. Dr. Aczel has crafted a fascinating narrative based on the life of this most astonishing and largely unrecognized scientist, whose findings answered many age-old scientific questions and posed new ones that are still relevant today.