This book allows readers to learn about 13.8 billion years’ worth of the universe’s spacetime as if they’re strolling right through it themselves. Any reader can pick up this book and enjoy it even if they don't know much about the universe.
- Book Intro
This book tells easy and interesting stories about the universe and science, going beyond scientific stories to connect readers to the universe they’re in. This book describes the endless universe and us as part of one web. It views the history of the universe not as separate chapters but as one manifestation of space and time. The history featured in this book includes the 13.8-billion-year history of the universe since the Big Bang, the formation of Earth, the emergence of life, and evolution.
For instance, 70% of human body is comprised of water. But where did hydrogen come from? Hydrogen was formed right after the Big Bang and has evolved over 13.8 billion years. This means that we are simultaneously the beginning and a part of the evolving universe. From this perspective, the universe is not a distant being but a tangible substance that exists right in front of us. This book examines how we can understand the universe from our own perspectives. It explores the "universal world view" through scientific stories about the universe.
- About the Author
As the director of the Seoul Science Center, Lee Jungkyu passes down the universe’s 13.8-billion-year history as both the story of the origin of the modern world and as a world view. He completed a doctoral program in astronomy at the University of New South Wales in Australia and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the Viridis Graduate Institute in the United States, conducting research on responses to climate crises. Having learned about psychological therapy using dreams, Lee has worked as an interpreter in international workshops relating to the topic. He has also interpreted for educational programs that train domestic therapists in physical experiences as well as workshops on therapy and ecology and translated numerous books on the evolution of the universe and spirituality. He has authored Space Stroll and translated On Care for Our Common Home, A Field of Compassion, and Radical Amazement.
Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea, 2015, Outstanding Publication