How to Love the Universe: A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World (Paperback)
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A single rose suggests the sublime interdependence of all life. A sudden storm points to the world’s unpredictability. A marble conjures the birth of the cosmos.
How to Love the Universe shows us how everyday objects and events can reveal some of the deepest mysteries in all of science. In ten eye-opening chapters of lyrical prose, Stefan Klein contemplates time, space, dark matter, and more, encouraging us to fall in love with the universe the same way scientists do: The more we know about twenty-first-century physics, the more enchanting our world becomes. You won’t look at a rose the same way again.
About the Author
Stefan Klein studied physics and analytical philosophy, completing his doctorate in theoretical biophysics, before turning to writing to “inspire people with a reality that is more exciting than any thriller.” His book The Science of Happiness is an international bestseller, followed by the highly acclaimed All by Chance, The Secret Pulse of Time, Leonardo’s Legacy, We Are All Stardust, and Survival of the Nicest. Klein’s work has won numerous national and international awards, and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He lives with his family in Berlin, where he is a visiting professor at Berlin University of the Arts.
“Suffused with genuine wonder and affection for the beauty of particle physics. . . . informative and entertaining.”—Foreword Reviews
“[Klein’s] thoughtful, accessible language brings ideas to vivid life. Klein’s latest work encourages readers to think, consider, and give in to scientific fascination.”—Publishers Weekly
“In this finely written book, Stefan Klein brings a poetic and distinctive perspective to some fascinating fundamental questions.”—Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
“Klein sets forth to share the poetry of the universe and succeeds, offering a grounding in the science and beauty that comprises the world around us. The text is easily attainable to casual readers and scientists alike, and will help both to understand the universe better.”—Library Journal