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The Big Picture - On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

Sean Carroll

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*An instant New York Times Bestseller* *Publishers Weekly #1 Most Anticipated Science Book of Spring 2016* "You will be enthralled." - Wall Street Journal "A tour de force." - Salon.com Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level--and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come. *Includes a Bonus PDF with charts and images.

Language:

English

Length:

17h 25m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:46


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:35


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:26


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:16


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:41


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:09


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:44


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:15


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:31


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:35


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:05


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:29


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:51


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:40


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:55


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:34


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:58


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:57


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:37


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:49


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:21


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:02


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:43


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:23


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:16


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:04


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:32


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:19


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:09


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:33


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:10


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:15


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:19


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:01


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:14


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:54


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:32


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:04


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:08


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:37


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:25


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:17


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:51


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:44


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:51


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:55


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:16


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:35


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:01


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:04


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:21


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:52


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:11


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:29


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:41


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:23


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:33