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Sean M. Carroll.
From Eternity to Here: the quest for the ultimate theory of time.
Oneworld. 2010

Sean M. Carroll.
The Particle at the End of the Universe: the hunt for the Higgs and the discovery of a new world.
Oneworld. 2012

Sean M. Carroll.
The Big Picture: on the origins of life, meaning and the universe itself.
Oneworld. 2016

Where are we? Who are we?
Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams hold any significance out there in the void?
Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview?

Acclaimed award-winning author Scan Carroll brings his extraordinary intellect to bear on the realms of knowledge, the laws of nature and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all. In a dazzlingly unique presentation, Carroll takes us through the scientific revolution’s avalanche of discoveries, from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself. Delving into the way the world works at the quantum, cosmic and human levels, he reveals how human values relate to scientific reality.

An extraordinary synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought, The Big Picture is Carroll’s quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, from Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan to Daniel Dennett and E. O. Wilson, this book shows that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.