An eye-opening celebration of the marvels of space, time, the cosmos, and more
How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters of lyrical prose—each one an ode to a breathtaking realm of discovery—Stefan Klein uses everyday objects and events as a springboard to meditate on the beauty of the underlying science.
Klein sees in a single rose the sublime interdependence of all life; a day of stormy weather points to the world’s unpredictability; a marble conjures the birth of the cosmos. As he contemplates the deepest mysteries—the nature of reality, dark matter, humanity’s place among the galaxies, and more—Klein encourages us to fall in love with the universe the way scientists do: with a grasp of the key ideas and theories of twenty-first-century physics that bring to life the wonders of, really, everything.
You won’t look at a rose—or at our world—the same way again.
About the Author
Stefan Klein, born in 1965 in Munich, is Germany’s bestselling science author. His book The Science of Happiness was at the top of all German bestseller lists for more than a year. This was followed by the much-praised All by Chance, The Secret Pulse of Time, Leonardo’s Legacy, We Are All Stardust, and Survival of the Nicest. His most recent bestseller Dreams, received the Deutsche Lesepreis 2016.
“Suffused with genuine wonder and affection for the beauty of particle physics. . . . informative and entertaining.”—Foreword Reviews
“[Klein’s] thoughtful, accessible language brings ideas to vivid life. Klein’s latest work encourages readers to think, consider, and give in to scientific fascination.”—Publishers Weekly
“In this finely written book, Stefan Klein brings a poetic and distinctive perspective to some fascinating fundamental questions.”—Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal
“Klein sets forth to share the poetry of the universe and succeeds, offering a grounding in the science and beauty that comprises the world around us. The text is easily attainable to casual readers and scientists alike, and will help both to understand the universe better.”—Library Journal