What's Eating the Universe?

Davies Paul
"We are living today in the golden age of cosmology. Over the past few decades, some of the biggest cosmic questions have been transformed from dreamy theorizing to hard won discovery. We now understand the history of our universe better than we understand the history of our own planet. And yet many answers are still tantalizingly out of reach. In What's Eating the Universe? award-winning astrophysicist and best-selling author Paul Davies takes us on a dazzling tour of the cosmic frontier, lucidly explaining what we now know, and exploring the intriguing - and sometimes terrifying possibilities that lie before us. What happened before the Big Bang? Will Earth will be annihilated by a vacuum bubble? And, can black holes remember what they ate? Laying bare the audacious research that today offers mind-bending solutions to these and other mysteries, Davies leads us up to the greatest outstanding enigmas of all: why the universe exists in the first place, why the laws of nature are as they are, and how a system of mindless, purposeless particles brought forth conscious, thinking beings, who are today poised to undergo a shift in cosmic understanding like never before"--


Combining the latest scientific advances with storytelling skills unmatched in the cosmos, an award-winning astrophysicist and popular writer leads us on a tour of some of the greatest mysteries of our universe.

In the constellation of Eridanus there lurks a cosmic mystery: It's as if something has taken a huge bite out of the universe. But what is the culprit? The hole in the universe is just one of many puzzles keeping cosmologists busy. Supermassive black holes, bubbles of nothingness gobbling up space, monster universes swallowing others--these and many other bizarre ideas are being pursued by scientists. Due to breathtaking progress in astronomy, the history of our universe is now better understood than the history of our own planet. But these advances have uncovered some startling riddles. In this electrifying new book, renowned cosmologist and author Paul Davies lucidly explains what we know about the cosmos and its enigmas, exploring the tantalizing--and sometimes terrifying--possibilities that lie before us.

As Davies guides us through the audacious research offering mind-bending solutions to these and other mysteries, he leads us up to the greatest outstanding conundrum of all: Why does the universe even exist in the first place? And how did a system of mindless, purposeless particles manage to bring forth conscious, thinking beings? Filled with wit and wonder, What's Eating the Universe? is a dazzling tour of cosmic questions, sure to entertain, enchant, and inspire us all.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 022681629X
ISBN-13 9780226816296
GTIN-13 9780226816296
GTIN-14 09780226816296
Subtitle And Other Cosmic Questions
Author Davies Paul
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 208
Publication Date Sep 19, 2021
Dimension 5.5 in 8.5 in 0 in