Sean Carroll /
Penguin Publishing Group /
"Language philosophy, quantum mechanics, general relativity—they're all in The Big Picture. Sean Carroll is a fantastically erudite and entertaining writer."—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Pulitzer Prize winner The Sixth Extinction*Publishers Weekly #1 Most Anticipated Science Book of Spring 2016*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...