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The Resource The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss

The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss

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The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?
Title
The greatest story ever told--so far
Title remainder
why are we here?
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Lawrence M. Krauss
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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1954-
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Krauss, Lawrence M.
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.K6725 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Physics
  • Science
  • Space and time
Target audience
adult
Label
The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838980
Lccn
2017012287
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn975487831
  • (Sirsi) o975487831
  • (OCoLC)975487831
Label
The greatest story ever told--so far : why are we here?, Lawrence M. Krauss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
519 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838980
Lccn
2017012287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975487831
  • (Sirsi) o975487831
  • (OCoLC)975487831

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