So this time let’s check out a new book by Lawrence Krauss called “A Universe from Nothing”. In this book the author is on a search for the answers to the greatest questions in physics. Krauss has a unique style of writing (also check out his lectures, as he’s one of a few rare physicists who are very charismatic) which makes this book very fun to read. So let’s take a closer look.
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Free Press (January 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145162445X
- Average Amazon Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars (99 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
About the Author
Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is a Canadian-American theoretical physicist who is professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He is an advocate of scientific scepticism and importance of education.
About the Book
Why is there something instead of nothing? Where did the universe come from? What caused the Big Bang?
These, perhaps the biggest questions of science, will be tackled in the “Universe from Nothing”. A successful theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss will offer not only a variety of possible answers but also possible scientific explanations. In search for the answers Lawrence Krauss will explain the groundbreaking scientific advances which lead us to current scientific understanding.
As I said before the books is not only easy to read, but also very informative. It’s not your average popular physics book full of speculations and almost no science. It’s actually quite the opposite. You get information about the discovery of the expansion of the universe, black holes, dark matter & energy, some string theory and so much more. Some parts are quite hard to grasp, but I guess it’s only natural when the book has so much useful physics in it. So overall I think the author did a great job at making all these physics concepts interesting and accessible to basically any audience.
Category: Physics Books