Atom by Lawrence M. Krauss
An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond

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The story of matter and the history of the cosmos from the perspective of a single oxygen atom, told with the insight and wit of one of the most dynamic physicists and writers working today. Through this astonishing work, he manages to stoke wonder at the powers and unlikely events that conspired to create our solar system, our ecosystem, and us.
 

About Lawrence M. Krauss

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Lawrence M. Krauss is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, including the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. Hailed by Scientific American as a "rare scientific public intellectual," he is also a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on radio and television.
 
Published April 11, 2001 by Little, Brown and Company. 394 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As they hurtled across the firmament, oxygen atoms bumped into hydrogen atoms and so formed molecules of water.

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The Guardian

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Aeons Martin Gorst 314pp, Fourth Estate, £14.99 Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth Lawrence M Krauss 316pp, Little, Brown, £18.99 Popular-science books on any particular theme tend to arrive in bunches.

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This meticulously detailed, if partly speculative, account of an oxygen atom's life is aimed at a broad audience, but Krauss (The Physics of Star Trek, etc.), the department chair of physics at Case Western Reserve University, is likely to alienate some of his Trekker fans with his ungainly disc...

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I'm quite fond of Krauss's books The Physics of Star Trek and Beyond Star Trek and I have to say that I like this book too.

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