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by Christopher Potter

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The universe was once a moment of perfect symmetry and is now 13.7 billion years of history. This title explores the universe and our relationship to it. It presents the story of how something evolved from nothing, and how something became everything, from quarks to galaxy super-clusters, and from slime to Homo sapiens.
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You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe by Christopher Potter

"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 Homo sapiens. 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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You Are Here Reviews


"You Are Here will provide an antidote to existential vertigo, helping you find your feet in a limitless universe" -- Matt Ridley "For many years, I've secretly longed for someone to take me by the hand and walk me through time and space -- someone who would marvel with me at every strange thing we encountered, and pepper his scientific discourse with lines of poetry. Thank goodness Christopher Potter has come along at last." -- Dava Sobel "A marvelously capacious book that will attract serious readers everywhere" Booklist "Any reader who has avoided science for fear of being overwhelmed will find a friendly guide in Potter ... This clear and smoothly written look at the mind-boggling history of everything is both informative and provocative." Publishers Weekly "Wonderful stuff, the most thoughtful pop science book of the last few years ... erudite, elegant and thoughtfully constructed" -- Rod Liddle Sunday Times 20090301

About Christopher Potter


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

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GOR001739731
You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe by Christopher Potter
Christopher Potter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
2009-03-05
304
0091796881
9780091796884
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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