How to Love the Universe: A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World

Category: Book
By (author): Klein, Stefan
Subject:  SCIENCE / Cosmology
  SCIENCE / General
  SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
Publisher: The Experiment
Published: November 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50in x 4.50in
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From The Publisher*In the vein of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a fascinating, eye-opening reconsideration of the marvels of space, time, physics, and more

How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters of lyrical prose-each one an ode to an awe-inspiring realm of the universe-Stefan Klein uses everyday objects as a springboard to meditate on the beauty of the underlying science.

Klein sees in a single rose the magical interdependence of all life; a greying beard leads him to ponder the irreversibility of time; a marble conjures the birth of the cosmos. As he contemplates the deepest mysteries-the nature of reality, dark matter, humanity's place among the galaxies, and more-Klein encourages us to fall in love with the universe the way scientists do: with a grasp of the key concepts that bring to life the wonders of, really, everything.
Review Quote*"A wonderfully accessible guide to the universe."-Deutschlandfunk Kultur
 
"Excellent"-Der Standard Online
 
"Inspiring"-Deutschlandfunk
 
"A book that knowledgeably gets to the bottom of the riddles of the world."-Die Zeit
Biographical Note

Stefan Klein, born in 1965 in Munich, is Germany's bestselling science author. His book The Science of Happiness was at the top of all German bestseller lists for more than a year. This was followed by the much-praised All by Chance, The Secret Pulse of Time, Leonardo's Legacy, We Are All Stardust, and Survival of the Nicest. His most recent bestseller Dreams, received the Deutsche Lesepreis 2016.