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An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond
By Lawrence M. Krauss (Electronic Book, 2001)
We are all, literally, star children. Every atom in our bodies was onceinside the fiery core of some supergiant star which exploded billions ofyears before our solar system formed. Lawrence Krauss takes us along forthe ride of the life of a single particle, an oxygen atom, and helps usunderstand where matter came from, how many stars and galaxies helpedcreate our universe, how the Milky Way formed, and how the thousandmillion lives and deaths our atom experiences will affect all life onearth. Krauss presents the most cutting edge science in the world thoughunderstandable everyday phenomena.

The story begins when the universe was the size of an atom itself, andwe follow it throughout its continuous transformations of matter andenergy, from heat to gas, from mountains to people. The breath you justtook is as likely to contain atoms from the final breath of JuliusCaesar as it is to contain a virus from the cough of your child'sclassmate. And that same atom, 100 billion years from now, when all thestars have burned out and the sun has swallowed the earth -- that atom'slife span will continue. Krauss predicts what will be spawned to soak

We are all, literally, star children. Every atom in our bodies was onceinside the fiery core of some supergiant star which exploded billions ofyears before our solar system formed. Lawrence Krauss takes us along forthe ride of the life of a single particle, an oxygen atom, and helps usunderstand where matter came from, how many stars and galaxies helpedcreate our universe, how the Milky Way formed, and how the thousandmillion lives and deaths our atom experiences will affect all life onearth. Krauss presents the most cutting edge science in the world thoughunderstandable everyday phenomena.

The story begins when the universe was the size of an atom itself, andwe follow it throughout its continuous transformations of matter andenergy, from heat to gas, from mountains to people. The breath you justtook is as likely to contain atoms from the final breath of JuliusCaesar as it is to contain a virus from the cough of your child'sclassmate. And that same atom, 100 billion years from now, when all thestars have burned out and the sun has swallowed the earth -- that atom'slife span will continue. Krauss predicts what will be spawned to soak

Product Details

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759543218
  • On Sale Date: 04/11/2001
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Science / Cosmology

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