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Universe from Nothing Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

ISBN-10: 1451624468
ISBN-13: 9781451624465
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Description: The astoundingNew York Timesbestseller that offers new answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did the universe come from and what is the meaning of its origins for our lives today?What came before the universe? Why is there  More...

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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The astoundingNew York Timesbestseller that offers new answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did the universe come from and what is the meaning of its origins for our lives today?What came before the universe? Why is there something rather than nothing? These questions have been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, even though they are essentially scientific questions about how the universe actually functions.     With wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations, Krauss takes us back to the beginning of the beginning,presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and how it’s likely to end. This knowledge that our universe will be quite different in the future has profound implications and directly affects how we live—or should live—in the present.     A Universe from Nothingis a provocative, game-changing entry into the debate about the existence of God and why everything exists.

Andrew Hurley is a professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Hurley is the author of Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 and Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis.Lawrence Krauss is a theoretical physicist. Krauss is professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the only physicist to have received awards from all three major U.S. physics societies: the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics. Lawrence Krauss received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from Carleton University and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT. Krauss taught at Yale University and was Chairman of the Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University. Krauss is the author of several bestselling books, including The Fifth Essence (1991), Fear of Physics (1994), The Physics of Star Trek (1995), Beyond Star Trek (1997), Quintessence (2001), Atom (2002), Hiding in the Mirror (2005), Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (2010), and A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (2012).

Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence. His title An Appetitie for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

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