The Hole in the Universe

An adventure into the heart of Nothing by bestselling author K C Cole.Once again, acclaimed science writer K C Cole brings the arcane and acad emic down to the level of armchair scientists in The Hole in the Universe, an entertaining and edifying search for nothing at all Open the newspaper on any given day and you will read of a newly discovered planet, star, and soAn adventure into the heart of Nothing by bestselling author K C Cole.Once again, acclaimed science writer K C Cole brings the arcane and acad emic down to the level of armchair scientists in The Hole in the Universe, an entertaining and edifying search for nothing at all Open the newspaper on any given day and you will read of a newly discovered planet, star, and so on Yet scientists and mathematicians have spent generations searching the far reaches of the universe for that one elusive state nothingness Although this may sound like a simple task, every time the absolute void appears within reach, something new is discovered in its place a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time even another universe A fascinating and literary tour de force, The Hole in the Universe is a virtual romp into the unknown that you never knew wasn t there.
The Hole in the Universe An adventure into the heart of Nothing by bestselling author K C Cole Once again acclaimed science writer K C Cole brings the arcane and acad emic down to the level of armchair scientists in The Hole

  • Title: The Hole in the Universe
  • Author: K.C. Cole
  • ISBN: 9780156013178
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    K.C. Cole

    For the past ten years, K.C Cole has been a science writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times she has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, Discover, Newsweek, Newsday, Esquire, Ms People and many other publications Her articles were featured in The Best American Science Writing 2004 and 2005 and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002 She has also been an editor at Discover and Newsday.Cole is the author of several nonfiction books, including Mind Over Matter Conversations with the Cosmos The Hole in the Universe How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything and The Universe and the Teacup, the Mathematics of Truth and Beauty.

    234 Comment

    • Bob Nichols said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      The book's theme is the paradox of the concept of nothing in cosmological terms. The paradox is illustrated best by the singularity of a big bang event or black hole, which is (if measured mathematically) nothing yet is everything as it contains all that is and all that will be. This is, the author says, the "duality of nothing." Nothing does not exist. The vastness of space is filled with energy, albeit in its lowest possible state. From here the author goes on to explain why the physical world [...]

    • Jim Noel said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      I found the short sections and attempts at wit fairly distracting. This was mainly a problem in areas with familiar topics, where I just wanted to move along at a good clip but found the writing too choppy. In sections where I wasn't as familiar with the details and was reading a bit more slowly it didn't bother me as much, but her style just wasn't satisfying for me.

    • Hannah said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      I'm an undergraduate physics major right now, and I found this book to be more of a thesaurus on the word "nothing" than a really interesting book. It had its moments, but I learned very little.

    • Dennis Littrell said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      Cole, K.C. The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything (2001)Nothing exposed for what it is: Something!This is a book about "nothing" inspired by recent discoveries in physics, similar to the one written by Brit physicist John D. Barrow, The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe (2000). While Barrow devoted several chapters to the history of the concept of zero and the idea of nothing, Cole, whi [...]

    • Rachel said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      Cole's bio states that she is the writer of a popular science column for the LA Times, and it shows. She is very witty and engaging in her prose, even when explaining complex topics. I am the first to say that physics is not my forte (see my review of "How to Explain Physics to your Dog"), but I was able to understand pretty much all of this book.This book is about nothing (literally - she begins with a discussion of the invention of zero and how it changed mathematics and then moves on to the c [...]

    • Michael Robinson said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      I just finished reading this book. The book is explores the not only the human understanding of nothing, and zero along with the cosmological ramifications of empty space which turns out is not really empty after all. K.C. Cole is an engaging writer. Cole includes many of the scientific "biggies" of today and their ideas about sting theory, alternate universes, black holes,space time, and quantum particles all done masterfully with a peppering of humor. A fun educational read that left me thinki [...]

    • Marik Casmon said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      I read this book a number of years ago and really enjoyed it.It is fairly easy reading, given its subject matter of the physics of the universe and nothing. The book features some marvelous descriptions of the universe now created by scientific thinking. In addition, the author has a very clever sense of humor, which keeps the matter less heavy than it might be.The ideas in this book seem to portray miracles of a sort.

    • Bern J said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      K.C. Cole, the former science columnist for the L.A. Times, is one of my favorite science writers. She makes science fun and accessible. She's a wonderfully skillful writer who loves her subject. Consider her riff on the beauty of the number zero. "Used to multiply, it erases everything; used to divide, it explodes. No wonder mathematicians sometimes think of it as The Terminator of numbers."

    • Liz said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      3.5

    • Gregg said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      This was one of the best books I have ever read on the concept of "nothing" The book goes into detail of how the darkness created light to see itself. It was at this point that consciousness emerge, and the universe became self aware. I will have more to say later!!!

    • Joshua Taylor said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      Entertaining read about "nothingness."

    • Nancy said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      Riveting, a must read.

    • Matthew said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      Own but have not read.

    • Mark said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      fun to read

    • Phil Lawless said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:12 PM

      Not much meat.

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