Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth ... and Beyond

Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth ... and Beyond

by Lawrence M. Krauss
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Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth ... and Beyond by Lawrence M. Krauss

The story of matter and the history of the cosmos from the perspective of a single oxygen atom, told with the insight and wit of one of the most dynamic physicists and writers working today. Through this astonishing work, he manages to stoke wonder at the powers and unlikely events that conspired to create our solar system, our ecosystem, and us.

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ISBN-13: 9780759523210
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/11/2001
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 502,919
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lawrence M. Krauss is the best selling author of The Physics of Star Trek. He received his Ph.D. in physics from MIT and now chairs the Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University.

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Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth ... and Beyond 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This book is a biographical look at the oxygen ATOM. The book takes the reader from the pre element stage during the matter-antimatter battle that many physicists believe led to the Big Bang through current theories and future speculations. The tome is well done and written for more than just the Ph.D. in physics as it tries to explain complex particle and quantum theories to a wider public. The oxygen atom¿s story really takes off once the primordial soup spills into the making of the universe.

This is an excellent primer that contains some sections with difficult understanding for the average non-science oriented reader and areas of guess work by Lawrence M. Krauss to fill the knowledge gaps without offering contrary theories. Still, anyone wanting to grasp the cross-discipline nuances between the Big Bang and the Big Crunch will find Mr. Krauss¿ homage to the life cycle of the oxygen ATOM an overall entertaining and insightfully easy book to read.

Harriet Klausner

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Love it!