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A Universe from Nothing Audiobook

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

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Publisher's Summary

Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?

Krauss’ answers to these and other timeless questions, in a wildly popular lecture on YouTube, has attracted almost a million viewers. The last of these questions in particular has been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, and it’s the supposed counterargument to anyone who questions the need for God. Scientists have, however, historically focused on more pressing issues—such as figuring out how the universe actually functions, which could help us to improve our quality of life.

In this cosmological story that rivets as it enlightens, pioneering theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains groundbreaking scientific advances that turn the most basic philosophical questions on their head. One of the few prominent scientists to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is indeed addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing—with surprising and fascinating results. The beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending theories are all described accessibly, and they suggest that not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing.

With his characteristic wry humor and clear explanations, Krauss takes us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it will end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight listeners as it looks at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. And this knowledge that our universe will be quite different in the future has profound consequences and directly affects how we live in the present. As Richard Dawkins described it, this could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for supernaturalism since Darwin.

©2012 Lawrence M. Krauss (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Nothing is not nothing. Nothing is something. That’s how a cosmos can be spawned from the void—a profound idea conveyed in A Universe from Nothing that unsettles some yet enlightens others. Meanwhile, it’s just another day on the job for physicist Lawrence Krauss.” (Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History)

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    jason 05-31-16
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    "Great read"

    I would recommend this book to anybody on the planet. Religious or not you may have asked yourself a lot of these questions gone over in this book but this isn't an answer. It just helps you more understand the question that is you are asking.

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    Strange how the ideas presented have crossed my mind countless times and countless ways. Truly eye opening.

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    Havah 04-07-16
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    "That which comes from nothing returns to nothing"

    This book blew my mind and my imagination. As an animator and science lover I was very impressed with comprehensive the subject matter is. My imagination sparked as he spoke about the future of our universe as well as the possible other universes. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn, whether they are science literate or not. After all your brain is most happy when it learns something new.

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    Kyle 04-05-16
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    "Completely addicting, finished it in 3 days"

    fascinated by his description of the universe, couldn't stop listening and will definitely relisten again

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    Heather 03-05-16
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    "universe from Lawrence Krauss"

    love this book! and I love hearing the author be the one to read it.

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    MB 02-25-16
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    "great : )"

    Great read especially if you're a fan of Krause and physics in general enjoyed much

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    Jake 02-20-16
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    "A fantastic work. "

    'tis a shame, though, that Dawkins could not voice his part. It was rather disorienting to listen to his words in such a disconnected voice.

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    "Great Reasoning but somewhat flat tone."

    Not to knock Krauss, but there were times I felt he needed more passion in his words. It would have made it that much more enjoyable to listen to.

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    Matthew Nelson Ogden, UT USA 01-06-16
    Matthew Nelson Ogden, UT USA 01-06-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Any shortcoming is with my understanding"

    I am fascinated with physics, but I really struggle understanding a lot of the more complex ideas. Krauss does a wonderful job of putting this incredible theory into a format that at least makes sense to the non scientist.

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    Aggies 12-02-15
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    "Great book for scientist-enthusiasts"

    I am a chemist by training and always had vague understandings about elementary particles and how electron, for example, can be found anywhere around the nucleus at its atomic orbitals. In one of the chapters Lawrence Krauss describes this with Feynman diagrams and all of the sudden I know how electron's position everywhere at the same time can be understood. This is just one example out of many things I learned from this book.

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