Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780871404091

Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

Holt, Jim

3.75 avg rating
( 4,433 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780871404091: Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

2012 New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year
Slate.com 2012 Staff Pick

In this astonishing and profound work, an irreverent sleuth traces the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times.

Whether framed philosophically as “Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?” or more colloquially as “But, Mommy, who made God?” the metaphysical mystery about how we came into existence remains the most fractious and fascinating question of all time. Following in the footsteps of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose, and even Stephen Hawking, Jim Holt emerges with an engrossing narrative that traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. As he takes on the role of cosmological detective, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God vs. the Big Bang. Whether interviewing a cranky Oxford philosopher, a Physics Nobel Laureate, or a French Buddhist monk, Holt pursues unexplored and often bizarre angles to this cosmic puzzle. The result is a brilliant synthesis of cosmology, mathematics, and physics—one that propels his own work to the level of philosophy itself.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jim Holt, a prominent essayist and critic on philosophy, mathematics, and science, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 12.97

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holt, Jim Author
Published by Liveright (2012)
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liveright, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 2012 New York Times Top 10 Book of the YearSlate.com 2012 Staff PickIn this astonishing and profound work, an irreverent sleuth traces the riddle of existence from the ancient world to modern times. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0871404095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Holt, Jim Author
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36S9FP000LFQ

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Holt, Jim Author
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97808714040911.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Holt, Jim Author
Published by Liveright Publishing Corporation (2012)
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Strand Book Store, ABAA
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 2210595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Holt, Jim Author
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0871404095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Holt, Jim Author
Published by Liveright
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liveright. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0871404095 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122241799

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Holt, Jim Author
Published by Liveright (2012)
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liveright, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0871404095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Holt, Jim Author
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc (2012)
ISBN 10: 0871404095 ISBN 13: 9780871404091
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 320 pages. 9.30x6.30x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0871404095

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds