• Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Frank Close
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-03-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This short, smart audiobook tells you everything you need to know about "nothing." What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - "nothing" - exist?
To answer these questions, eminent scientist Frank Close takes us on a lively and accessible journey that ranges from ancient ideas and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of current research, illuminating the story of how scientists have explored the void and the rich discoveries they have made there.
Listeners will find an enlightening history of the vacuum: how the efforts to make a better vacuum led to the discovery of the electron; the ideas of Newton, Mach, and Einstein on the nature of space and time; the mysterious aether and how Einstein did away with it; and the latest ideas that the vacuum is filled with the Higgs field.
The story ranges from the absolute zero of temperature and the seething vacuum of virtual particles and anti-particles that fills space, to the extreme heat and energy of the early universe.
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©2009 Frank Close (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Juan Chamorro on 01-05-18

A thorough trip along physics

The author of this book tells the history of vacuum from the Greek thinkers to quantum physics.

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