What matters to me, professionally and personally, is a bigger question: how will
the universe end? We know it had a beginning. About 13.8 billion years ago, the
universe went from a state of unimaginable density, to an all-encompassing ...
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY * THE WASHINGTON POST * THE ECONOMIST * NEW SCIENTIST * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * THE GUARDIAN “A thrilling tour of potential cosmic doomsdays....Mack’s infectious enthusiasm for communicating the finer points of cosmological doom elevates The End of Everything over any other book on the topic.” —The Wall Street Journal “I found it helpful—not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding—to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” —James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in cosmology. We know the universe had a beginning. With the Big Bang, it expanded from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy, laying down the seeds for everything from black holes to one rocky planet orbiting a star near the edge of a spiral galaxy that happened to develop life as we know it. But what happens to the universe at the end of the story? And what does it mean for us now? Dr. Katie Mack has been contemplating these questions since she was a young student, when her astronomy professor informed her the universe could end at any moment, in an instant. This revelation set her on the path toward theoretical astrophysics. Now, with lively wit and humor, she takes us on a mind-bending tour through five of the cosmos’s possible finales: the Big Crunch, Heat Death, the Big Rip, Vacuum Decay (the one that could happen at any moment!), and the Bounce. Guiding us through cutting-edge science and major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory, and much more, The End of Everything is a wildly fun, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY * THE WASHINGTON POST * THE ECONOMIST * NEW SCIENTIST * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * THE GUARDIAN “A thrilling tour of potential cosmic doomsdays....Mack’s infectious enthusiasm for communicating the finer points of cosmological doom elevates
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK
From the bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand and You Will Know Me comes this darkly compelling novel about a teenage girl who disappears during a 1980s suburban summer. Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable. They are best friends who swap bathing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-15 - Publisher: Open Road Media
In this powerful novel set in Tsarist Russia, a young Jewish woman forced into a marriage of convenience descends into emotional turmoil. Originally published in 1913, and titled When All Is Said and Done in previous translations, The End of Everything is one of the great novels of the twentieth
Before the worst day of their lives, wild horses could not pull them together. Now, nothing can tear them apart...or so they thought.A chance meeting, a bad decision, a stormy night; and the fuse is lit to their most explosive 24 hours yet.When the dead roam the streets; when enemies