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The Goldilocks Enigma Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?

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By: Paul Davies
350 pages, Figs
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Goldilocks Enigma
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Please note that this book was published in the US under the title Cosmic Jackpot.

The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies' spectacular and eagerly awaited return to cosmology. Here he tackles all the 'big questions' and introduces the latest discoveries that have allowed scientists to piece together the story of the universe in unprecedented detail. And he explains why, despite all this, cosmologists are more divided than ever.

Why is everything just right for life on earth? And how have we tried to explain this? How has belief shaped the scientific debate? What do we really know about our place in the universe? Paul Davies decodes the real science and gets to the very heart of our understanding of the universe.

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Paul Davies has achieved an international reputation for his ability to explain the significance of advanced scientific ideas in simple language. He is the author of some twenty books, including Superforce, God and the New Physics, The Mind of God, The Last Three Minutes, Are We Alone? and How to Build a Time Machine. Paul Davies has also written and presented a number of TV and radio programmes and has won the prestigious Templeton Prize, the world's largest award for intellectual endeavour, and a Glaxo Science Writers' Fellowship.

Popular Science
By: Paul Davies
350 pages, Figs
Publisher: Penguin Books
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"Paul Davies' The Goldilocks Enigma is a truly mesmerizing book, no matter which you universe you may inhabit!"
– Michio Kaku, prof. of theoretical physics, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds

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