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Atom : an odyssey from the big bang to life on earth-- and beyond

Author: Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
Publisher: Boston : Little Brown & Co., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Atom succeeds in taking us on a vast and tumultuous ride through time and space, with contemporary science as our often-demanding guide. Yet the effort is amply rewarded, for the story sparks our sense of wonderment at the universe.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Maxwell Krauss
ISBN: 0316499463 9780316499460
OCLC Number: 44467528
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 305 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Divine wind --
The universe in an atom --
The right stuff --
Time's arrow --
Nature of nurture? --
Ten minutes to die --
One hundred million years of solitude --
Things that went bump in the night --
Voyage --
First light --
A pretty big bang --
The galaxy strikes back --
Fire and ice --
Cooking with gas --
The dangerous energy game --
The wonder years --
Return --
A snowball in hell, humans, and other catastrophes --
The best of times, the worst of times --
Through a glass darkly --
Ashes to ashes --
Dust to dust.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Krauss.

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Atom succeeds in taking us on a vast and tumultuous ride through time and space, with contemporary science as our often-demanding guide. Yet the effort is amply rewarded, for the story sparks our sense of wonderment at the universe.

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