[Physics] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here? (2017) May 11 2019

[Physics] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here? (2017) May 11 2019

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[Physics] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here? (2017)

What [Physics] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far: Why Are We Here? (2017)
When Saturday, May 11, 2019
05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
By The Science Book Club Meetup Group
Where Panera HERNDON
460 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
How to find us Look for us at the big table or in the back area.
Located in HERNDON, VA

by Lawrence M. Krauss, 336 pages

• Hardcover
• Kindle
• Audiobook

NOTE: WE ARE MEETING ON A SATURDAY BECAUSE OF MOTHERS' DAY!

Review

“Krauss beautifully explains how our refusal to believe that there are unknowable cosmic truths has rewarded humanity with brilliantly precise answers to puzzles previously obscured by the fog of dogmatic assurance… The scope of this book is truly impressive."—Science Magazine

"The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far ranges from Galileo to the LHC and beyond. It's accessible, illuminating, and surprising—an ideal guide for anyone interested in understanding our accidental universe."—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

"As Bard of the Universe, physicist Lawrence Krauss may be uniquely qualified to give us the Greatest Story Ever Told — a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in what remains to be discovered."—Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Museum of Natural History

“College students, hippies, squares, christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, libertarians, theists, even atheists—all of us—sit around BS-ing like: 'So, how did all this, I mean everything, all of us, the whole universe, you know, man, everything, how did this all get here?' While we were doing that, Lawrence Krauss and people like him were doing the work to figure it out. Then Krauss wrote this great book about it. 'Wow, man, you mean, like we’re getting closer to really knowing? I guess we’ll have to back to talking about politics and sex.'”—Penn Jillette, author of Presto!

"In the span of a century, physics progressed from skepticism that atoms were real to equations so precise we can predict properties of subatomic particles to the tenth decimal place. Lawrence Krauss rightly places this achievement among the greatest of all stories, and his book—at once engaging, poetic and scholarly—tells the story with a scientist’s penetrating insight and a writer’s masterly craft."—Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, and Director, Center for Theoretical Physics, Columbia University

"Unlike some very clever scientists, Lawrence Krauss is not content to bask on the Mount Olympus of modern physics. A great educator as well as a great physicist, he wants to pull others up the rarefied heights to join him. But unlike some science educators, he doesn’t dumb down. In Einstein’s words, he makes it 'as simple as possible but no simpler.'"—Richard Dawkins, author of The Magic of Reality

"A rich, definitely not-dumbed-down history of physics… An admirable complement to the author's previous book and equally satisfying for those willing to read carefully.”—Kirkus

“This truly is the greatest story: how the universe arose, what it’s made of, how it works. Krauss is a warm and authoritative guide to what future generations will surely say is one of our species’ greatest accomplishments.”—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate

"Discovering the bedrock nature of physical reality ranks as one of humanity's greatest collective achievements. This book gives a fine account of the main ideas and how they emerged. Krauss is himself close to the field, and can offer insights into the personalities who have led the key advances. A practiced and skilled writer, he succeeds in making the physics 'as simple as possible but no simpler.' I don't know a better book on this subject."—Martin Rees, author of Just Six Numbers

"I loved the fight scenes and the sex scenes were excellent."—Eric Idle, comedian

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