Books The View from the Center of the Universe An Insider's Look at Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos by J. R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams Hardcover, 386 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe View from the Center of the UniverseSubtitleAn Insider's Look at Our Extraordinary Place in the CosmosAuthorJ. R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Draws on recent advances in astronomy, physics, and cosmology to present a theory of how to understand the universe and the role of our own world, in an account that offers insight into the origins and evolutionary coherence of the universe. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The View from the Center of the Universe Summer's Most Magical Form of Transport: Books May 26, 2006 Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair. Summer's Most Magical Form of Transport: Books Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5419729/5474456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'The View from the Center of the Universe' May 26, 2006 A fascinating new book-length rumination about the meaning of the universe and our role in it by a prominent American astrophysicist Joel Primack and his writer wife Nancy Abrams, selected by Alan Cheuse in his annual roundup of summer reading choices for All Things Considered.