The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe (Paperback)
Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
Vintage, 9780375726095, 384pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2002
Ranging through mathematics, theology, philosophy, literature, particle physics, and cosmology, The Book of Nothing explores the enduring hold that vacuity has exercised on the human imagination. Combining high-wire speculation with a wealth of reference that takes in Freddy Mercury and Shakespeare alongside Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking, the result is a fascinating excursion to the vanishing point of our knowledge.
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“Entertaining and informative... I am happy to report that nothing is full of interesting reading.” --New Scientist
“Convincing...authoritative . . . tells the story persuasively.” --Nature
“Barrow’s efforts to relate scientific developments to wider cultural themes must be applauded.” --Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Stuffed with wonderful stories. . . . [A] feast of clear thinking and fine writing.” —BookPage