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First, “Atom” is one of the two best science books I’ve ever read. (*) Krauss is both an excellent writer and an outstanding story-teller. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John H. Evans
This is an excellent review of where the earth's makeup originated. This true story was made possible by scientific advances in the last century. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wayne Wilmot
Begins with an excellent explanation of the early universe and gets better. The description of how the Earth formed, the contribution of comets, the effect of impacts by large... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tim Samuel
I'm big fan of Lawrence M. Krauss after I read his book Universe from nothing. Now I start purchase and read all of his books, and Atom was the first from the list. Read morePublished 13 months ago by soperedi
Hasn't read it since it can't be read on my Kindle Paperwhite so my rating is about the technical quality, not the contents.Published 13 months ago by Gunnar Grim
Krauss is a genius and can communicate to laymen like no one else.
The atom's story encompasses most of physics and chemistry.
The author describes the big bang; then when an oxygen atom is formed, he follows it through the remaining history of the universe. Read morePublished 20 months ago by James Draw
I had high hopes for this book, but they quickly evaporated.
The author introduces a device (one that has been tried
before, actually) of following the cosmic history of... Read more