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The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (2020)

de Katie Mack

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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.… (més)
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This is a really fun non-fiction book! I have always loved reading science non-fiction books, especially ones about space, and so this was right up my alley. The science is written in a very approachable way, and Mack injects humor into the book to make it easy to read. (Make sure to read the footnotes. That's where a lot of the humor ended up.) ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | May 26, 2022 |
Sometimes it's good to just scream thinking about the end of everything, cause then when it's all said and done you can get back to the business of living in the now. ( )
  MallorieLuna | Mar 27, 2022 |
Wow.

What a fantastic book. Katie Mack is funny, yes. Her sense of humor about the cosmos and our understanding of its inner workings makes it all more enjoyable to read about. Her sense of awe at the wonderous beauty of nature and its weird rules is infectious.

I think the most impressive part of this book is the way that she explains in clear and concise prose some of the most arcane concepts of modern cosmology. Yes the universe will end but you'll feel better about it after reading this book. You will walk away with a much deeper insight into the modern state of our understanding as well. That is no mean feat.

You will find no advice on how to escape an inescapable heat death here, but once you have read her work you won't mind the inevitability of it all - or at least not as much. ( )
  paulgtr234 | Oct 7, 2021 |
Astrophysicist Katie Mack writes about the life of the cosmos, like, the whole cosmos from its beginning to its theoretical ends—what we know, what we sort of know, and what the science tells us might happen—and it's mostly accessible to the layperson if you have some interest in astronomy to begin with.

And I love the witty science humor that comes out in every chapter. I guess the inevitable destruction of everything can't keep Katie Mack from cracking jokes. In fact, I remember Stephen Hawking had similar humor in his books. Must be an astrophysicist thing. I suppose it makes sense. It's no fun being a serious scientist all the time. ( )
  Daniel.Estes | May 20, 2021 |
Full Disclosure: I wrote the author's Wikipedia article. I am not a disinterested party. And this is not only one of the best science books I've ever read, it's one of the best as well as one of the most marvelous books I've ever read. (I'd go for the Big Rip myself.)
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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.

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