You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe

Author(s): Christopher Potter

Science

"You Are Here" is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it. It is the story of how something evolved from nothing, and how something became everything. It is the story of science: the greatest story ever told. Here, for the first time in a single span, is the life of the universe, from quarks to galaxy super-clusters, and from slime to Homosapiens. The universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry, and is now 13.7 billion years of history. Clouds of gas were woven into whatever complexity we find in the universe today: the hierarchies of stars, or the brains of mammals. With wit and erudition, Christopher Potter takes us on a voyage beyond even time and space, to present the state of scientific knowledge at its most up-to-date and exhilarating.

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Dazzling, erudite and entertaining, this is a landmark publication in popular science

"One of the most entertaining and thoughtful pop-science books to be published for years" Sunday Times "Anyone drawn to the big questions will enjoy this latest synthesis" New Scientist "A wonderful, miraculous book ... The whole universe bottled for your delight" -- Stephen Fry "You Are Here will provide an antidote to existential vertigo, helping you find your feet in a limitless universe" -- Matt Ridley "One of the best popular science books I have ever read" Guardian

For many years, Christopher Potter worked at the publishing house Fourth Estate. He lives in London and New York. This is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9780099502425
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Windmill Books
  • : 0.219
  • : May 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Potter
  • : Paperback
  • : 5-Oct
  • : 523.1
  • : 304