The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here? by Lawrence M. Krauss

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Read The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here? Online Free - 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.



Title : The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?
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ISBN : 1476777616
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


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Billie rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2017

After reading this book, I feel smarter but also still incredibly stupid. I am fascinated by the study of physics and by the amazing discoveries still being made in the field, but, no matter how much I read, I still feel like I just don't really understand physics. And that's okay. I'll just keep...


Lew rated it ★★★★★

June 18, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, and shortly after starting this book, I had the benefit of hearing Lawrence Krauss expounding his thoughts at a book launch in Chicago—he speaks as well as he writes, and his explanations are full of humor and allegory. Who can resist this approach to relativity? Krauss is...


Book rated it ★★★★☆

April 13, 2017

The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far: Why Are We Here? by Lawrence M. Krauss “The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far" tells the story of our hidden world. Award-winning theoretical physicist and iconic defender of reason, Lawrence M. Krauss takes the reader on a five hundred year journey of progr...


Ginger rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2017

Looking to understand the ultimate nature of reality, but not into drugs? Try particle physics! And start with this book, which provides an excellent introduction to the subject. BTW, just want to say that if the Higgs field condensate transitions to a lower-energy state, well ... this universe w...


Gendou rated it ★★★★★

May 21, 2017

This is a wonderful book about the history of the cosmos and of humankind's quest to discover its story, which Krauss and I agree is the greatest ever told (so far). There's a lot of focus on particle physics, gauge symmetry, and the discovery of a theory which accurately describes the strong and...


Shane rated it ★★★★★

April 22, 2017

I love a great science story. Filled with science, amazing scientist, this books tells a fascinating story of our universe and the nature of reality


Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

April 16, 2017

I've been a fan of Lawrence Krauss for years. I've heard him on podcasts and read him in Scientific American but have not read any of his books as of yet. When I heard him announce that he wrote a new book I kept an eye out for it at my local B&N so I could get on it right away. The Greatest...


Carl rated it ★★★☆☆

May 26, 2017

The big breakthroughs in physics, especially covering quantum & particle physics over the 20th century. This history provides a good sense of the major issues, discoveries, & personalities but it also reminds & makes good sense of the quote about writing about art makes about as much...


Joshua rated it ★★★★★

May 18, 2017

Joshua Krueger Review 8 What first caught my attention in The Greatest story ever told -- so far was Lawrence M. Krauss’ love of science. It is roughly 336 pages. The book covers from the 17th century to the 21st century. It is a comprehensive book that will significantly increase your knowledge an...


Paul rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2017

A thoroughly entertaining and fascinating look at the history of scientific discovery starting with Newton all the way through to today. The book loosely follows the structure of the bible, however I think that the story of Plato's cave example, which is revisited many times in the book, from sev...





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