Original German edition published by Kein & Aber, Zürich, 2012
2014, XI, 189 p. 13 illus.
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Moore presents surprising and fascinating answers to the big questions of physics, biology, neuroscience
Written in easily accessible language the book amazes the reader on every single page
Written by a popstar of astrophysics
This book is about the history and future of life and the universe, written at a level that any educated lay-person can understand and enjoy. It describes our place in time and space, how we got here and where we are going. It will take you on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. It will explain how mankind acquired this knowledge starting from the beginning of civilization when the ancient Greeks first began to ask questions about the nature of the world around them.
Ben Moore takes us on a path of discovery that connects astrophysics with subjects as varied as biology, neuroscience and evolution; from the origin of atoms to how stars shine and die, from ants and elephants to space travel and extra-terrestrial life. But as our universe grows older and its stars fade away and stop shining, can life continue for eternity or is all life destined for complete extinction? And what is the purpose of all of this anyway?!
On the German edition: "With his public talks and his new book "Elefanten im All" the Brit is on his way of becoming a popstar of science. Moore has a story to tell. The story of everything. From the beginning to the end of our existence. And he does so with esprit and catching passion." Rico Bandle, Weltwoche, 1. November 2012
“The kind of book you come across only every few years.” Artur K. Vogel, Der Bund, September 2012
Content Level »Popular/general
Keywords »Big Bang - Black Holes - Cosmic Creation Explained - End of the Universe - Extraterrestrial Life - Human knowledge - Life and Universe - Origin of Life - Origin of Planets - Origin of Stars - SETI - The Brain and How It Works