From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes â€œa masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in what remains to be discoveredâ€ (Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Museum of Natural History).In this grand poetic vision of the universe, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world that underlies realityâ€”and our place within it. Reality is not what you think or senseâ€”itâ€™s weird, wild, and counterintuitive, and its inner workings seem at least as implausible as the idea that something can come from nothing. 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 remarkable scientists who have helped unravel the unexpected fabric of reality with reasoning rather than superstition and dogma, and to explain how everything we seeâ€”and canâ€™t seeâ€”came about. A passionate advocate for reason, Krauss gives the rationale for the seemingly irrationalâ€”and the mysteries and apparent contradictions of quantum physics, and explores what that means for our lives here on Earthâ€”and beyond. At its core, The Greatest Story Ever Toldâ€”So Far is about the best of what it means to be humanâ€”an epic history of our ultimately purposeless universe that addresses the question, â€œWhy are we here?â€
The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far
AuthorKrauss, Lawrence M.
Publication Date2018-02-27 00:00:00
PublisherSimon and Schuster