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The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

Why Are We Here?
Lu par : Lawrence Krauss
Durée : 10 h et 25 min

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Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

In the beginning there was light.

But more than this, there was gravity.

After that, all hell broke loose...In A Universe from Nothing, Krauss revealed how our entire universe could arise from nothing. Now, he reveals what that something - reality - is. And, reality is not what we think or sense - it's weird, wild, and counterintuitive; it's hidden beneath everyday experience; and its inner workings seem even stranger than the idea that something can come from nothing.

In a landmark, unprecedented work of scientific history, Krauss leads us to the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of the remarkable, creative scientists who have helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of reality - with reason rather than superstition and dogma. Krauss has himself been an active participant in this effort, and he knows many of them well. The Greatest Story challenges us to re-envision ourselves and our place within the universe, as it appears that "God" does play dice with the universe. In the incisive style of his scintillating essays for The New Yorker, Krauss celebrates the greatest intellectual adventure ever undertaken - to understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Lawrence Krauss (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Jasvir
  • 09/05/2017

" Not Physics for Dummies "

This is a fantastic book and not dumbed down for your average reader. It's extremely challenging and makes you want to research all the different aspects of current physics. Another fantastic book from Lawrence Krauss

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  • Albert Sjoberg (PA)
  • 04/04/2017

Wonderful read/listen.

I was concerned that this sort of book may not be suited to an audible book because of continued references to figures and images from the printed version.
To make this a little less jarring, and confusing a PDF file is supplied with the requisite images.
If you are going to listen while driving, please take a long hard look at the images so that you can bring them to mind when mentioned in the book.

I will need to listen through again, as there is a lot that I do not yet understand.

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  • Mank
  • 02/04/2017

Good grief! The narrator is just fine.

It's Krauss. I would rather hear him speak than anyone else. It's like attending one of his lectures.

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  • Jeremy G
  • 24/03/2017

Entertaining and awe-inspiring

Wonderfully entertaining. Might need to read some sections more than once, but generally very graspable and absolutely worth the time.

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  • Brett A. White
  • 22/05/2017

Fascinating stuff, but...

I've loved Krauss' writing in the past and this book is no exception. He does a pretty good job of covering a lot of reasonably complex ideas in a relatively short fashion and provides practical meaning to otherwise esoteric concepts. His narration is equally terrific. That said, for myself personally, while he made the subject accessible, I nevertheless found listening to this book a bit more challenging than usual, as I had to construct mental frames of reference to consider movement, spin and energies from whole cloth rather than be able to refer to the valuable diagrams and illustrations found in the book.

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  • Mikey
  • 21/07/2017

Too many "see PDF" ... for a audio book imo.

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It's a good book, but listening on audible didn't really work for me. I usually listen on a run, drive, etc... This book has TONS of attached PDF's to reference when you're listening, which isn't very practical in my opinion for the average audible listener. If I am going to sit down and reference and study a bunch of PDF's I would rather just buy the physical book.

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  • R. A. Steele
  • 06/07/2017

Much better than the other book with this title

This is the story of particle physics as we understand it up to the present day. The evolving nature of the theories that have been proposed and confirmed about the stuff the universe is made of. Presented in an engaging manner, and in language anyone should be able to understand, the story unfolds from the hypothesis of the earliest philosophers to the confirmation of Einstein and Higgs theories in the last few years. Anyone with a curiosity about this subject will find something to like about this book.

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  • Peregrine Family
  • 04/06/2017

Too heady for audio.

Books with challenging material should be read, not listened to. I will purchase the print version.

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  • Jan D. Leslie
  • 14/05/2017

krauss is awesome

Really enjoy the way he brings the story of quantum mechanics from its beginnings to its current frontiers.
Referring to illustrations in the attached PDF wasn't that helpful. But only because i couldn't reffer to them whils i am driving.

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  • Regan
  • 30/03/2017

A Human Journey Through Knowledge

What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far the most enjoyable?

Hearing the journey humanity went through to learn about physics what we know today, the people involved, the trials and tribulations, is incredibly interesting to hear and also a celebration of what humans are capable of. You learn quite a bit about physics, however, prepare for a lot of dense explanations on quantum mechanics, which is the vast majority of the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The triumph of the human mind in science and a relatable and understandable explanation of a large swath of physics.

What aspect of Lawrence Krauss’s performance would you have changed?

If Lawrence could stop speaking through his sinus, that would have made this a whole heck of a lot better and bearable to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I couldn't stop it playing.

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  • peter mimms
  • 05/10/2018

This really is the greatest story ever told!

This should be required reading for all students and politicians.
Ban the teaching of religions to anyone under the age of18 and encourage them to hear this story.

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