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Big Bang The Origin of the Universe

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ISBN-10: 0007162219

ISBN-13: 9780007162215

Edition: N/A

Authors: Simon Singh

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A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick theory the Big Bang. In this amazingly comprehensible history of the universe, Simon Singh decodes the mystery behind the Big Bang theory, lading us through the development of one of the most extraordinary, important, and awe-inspiring theories in science.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Simon Singh was born in Great Britain in 1964 and educated at Imperial College and the University of Cambridge (where he received a Ph. D. in particle physics). He worked at the European Centre for Particle Physics and the BBC's science department. At the BBC, he worked on Tomorrow's World. Singh and John Lynch produced and directed an award-winning documentary on Fermat's Last Theory. He later published a book on the same topic.

In the Beginning: From mythology to cosmology, from prehistory to 1900
Theories of the Universe: How Einstein's theory of gravity hinted at a moment of creation
The Great Debate: How observations of the universe implied a cosmic expansion
Mavericks of the Cosmos: How theory and observation came together to form the Big Bang model
The Paradigm Shift: The battle between rival cosmological theories is finally resolved
Epilogue: What are the outstanding questions for the Big Bang model?
What Is Science?
Glossary
Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Picture Credits
Index