Books et al.COMPLEXITY

Quarks, culture, combogenesis

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Science  19 Jan 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6373, pp. 281
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar8252

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Summary

The value of Tyler Volk’s Quarks to Culture is evident when the book is placed against popular histories of the universe, dozens of which have provided evidence for an immense cosmic past. But such histories are often anecdotal, like early British histories of the kings of England. Unlike these works, Volk artfully presents the case for structural continuity and systematic cre­ativity across 13.8 billion years of cosmic history.