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An edition of Atom (2001)

Atom

A Single Oxygen Atom's Journey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond

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This edition was published in by Back Bay Books

Written in English

320 pages

We are all, literally, star children. Every atom in our bodies was once inside the fiery core of some supergiant star which exploded billions of years before our solar system formed. Lawrence Krauss takes us along for the ride of the life of a single particle, an oxygen atom, and helps us understand where matter came from, how many stars and galaxies helped create our universe, how the Milky Way formed, and how the thousand million lives and deaths our atom experiences will affect all life on earth. Krauss presents the most cutting edge science in the world though understandable everyday phenomena. The story begins when the universe was the size of an atom itself, and we follow it throughout its continuous transformations of matter and energy, from heat to gas, from mountains to people. The breath you just took is as likely to contain atoms from the final breath of Julius Caesar as it is to contain a virus from the cough of your child's classmate. And that same atom, 100 billion years from now, when all the stars have burned out and the sun has swallowed the earth-- that atom's life span will continue. Krauss predicts what will be spa

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Cover of: Atom
Atom: An Odyssey From The Big Bang To Life On Earth . . . And Beyond
February 2004, Diane Pub Co
Paperback
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Atom
May 2, 2002, Abacus
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Atom
Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom's Journey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond
May 9, 2002, Back Bay Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Atom
Atom : An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond
April 1, 2001, Little, Brown
Hardcover in English - 1st ed edition
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Atom
2001, Little, Brown and Company
Electronic resource in English

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We are all, literally, star children. Every atom in our bodies was once inside the fiery core of some supergiant star which exploded billions of years before our solar system formed. Lawrence Krauss takes us along for the ride of the life of a single particle, an oxygen atom, and helps us understand where matter came from, how many stars and galaxies helped create our universe, how the Milky Way formed, and how the thousand million lives and deaths our atom experiences will affect all life on earth. Krauss presents the most cutting edge science in the world though understandable everyday phenomena. The story begins when the universe was the size of an atom itself, and we follow it throughout its continuous transformations of matter and energy, from heat to gas, from mountains to people. The breath you just took is as likely to contain atoms from the final breath of Julius Caesar as it is to contain a virus from the cough of your child's classmate. And that same atom, 100 billion years from now, when all the stars have burned out and the sun has swallowed the earth-- that atom's life span will continue. Krauss predicts what will be spa

Atom

A Single Oxygen Atom's Journey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond

This edition was published in by Back Bay Books


First Sentence

"In the year 1281, the second Mongol invasion of Japan began, and ended."

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
320
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Weight
15.4 ounces

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OL9445157M
ISBN 10
0316183091
ISBN 13
9780316183093
Library Thing
356968
Goodreads
100639

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