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Genesis: The Ultimate Origin Story

Guido Tonelli

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Astronomy, space & time

A lyrical, ecstatic account of the origin of the universe and creation of our world from a central player in the discovery of the Higgs boson particle

What if the ancient Greeks were right, and the universe really did spring into being out of chaos and the void? How could we know? And what must its first moments have been like?

To answer these questions, scientists are delving into all the hidden crevices of creation. Armed with giant telescopes and powerful particle accelerators, they probe the subtle mechanisms by which our familiar world came to be, and try to foretell the manner in which it will end.

The result of all this collective effort is a complex story, stranger at times than even our most ancient creation myths. But its building blocks give us the power to work marvels our predecessors could scarcely comprehend. In Genesis, the CERN physicist and bestselling author Guido Tonelli sets out to do justice to that great story.

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