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You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe

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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 Potters 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 Potters 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 todays most cutting-edge scientific thinking.

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You Are Here is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it, as seen through the lens of today's most cutting-edge scientific thinking. Here, for the first time in a single span, is the life of the universe, from quarks to galaxy superclusters and from slime to Homo sapiens. Christopher Potter brilliantly tells the story of how something evolved from nothing and how something became everything; how the universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry and is now 13.7 billion years of history. With wisdom and wonder, Potter traverses the cosmos from its conception to its eventual end—while exploring everything in between.

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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ISBN:
9780061137877
Subtitle:
A Portable History of the Universe
Author:
Potter, Christopher
Author:
ter, Christopher
Author:
Pot
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20100202
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x.77 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , You Are Here is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it, as seen through the lens of today's most cutting-edge scientific thinking. Here, for the first time in a single span, is the life of the universe, from quarks to galaxy superclusters and from slime to Homo sapiens. Christopher Potter brilliantly tells the story of how something evolved from nothing and how something became everything; how the universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry and is now 13.7 billion years of history. With wisdom and wonder, Potter traverses the cosmos from its conception to its eventual end—while exploring everything in between.
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