You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe

You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe

by Christopher Potter


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You Are Here is not just physics for poets, but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get. Christopher Potter’s narrative is as imaginative, ingenious, and elegantly concise as it is user-friendly.” — Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

“A personal, brilliant, and often amusing account . . . . An idiosyncratic, encyclopedic blitzkrieg of a book.” —The Boston Globe

“The Verdict: Read.” — Time

Christopher Potter’s You Are Here is a lively and accessible biography of the universe—how it fits together and how we fit into it—in the style of science writers like Richard Dawkins, Bill Bryson, and Richard Feynman, as seen through the lens of today’s most cutting-edge scientific thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061137877
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Christopher Potter is the former publisher and managing director of 4th Estate. He lives in London and New York City.

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