The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe / Edition 2

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This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.

This classic of contemporary science explains to general readers what happened in the first three minutes of the universe.

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Editorial Reviews

**** A reprint of the very popular Basic Books original of 1977, with a substantial new afterword by Weinberg: "Cosmology Since 1977." Cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465024377
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 153,794
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.07 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979. He is the Josey Regental Professor of Science at the University of Texas in Austin and the author of many books, most recently Dreams of a Final Theory.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2015

    Good book. But for the love of God, do NOT buy it at Barnes and

    Good book. But for the love of God, do NOT buy it at Barnes and Noble online. I bought this book for my husband for Christmas - it arrived after Christmas despite paying extra for 2-day delivery with a guarantee that it would arrive on time. Didn't matter that it arrived late, because they sent it to the wrong address anyway. I understand once the product is in the shippers hands, the book store is no longer in control but this isn’t the reason I won’t do business with them again, it’s just the icing on the cake…

    When my husband realized he received a duplicate copy as a gift from someone else, we tried to return the book to a Barnes and Noble store by our home. Despite bringing all of the shipping materials, receipt, printed order information from email, and being within their 14 day return limit, we were told that we could not be issued a refund for the book - that we would HAVE to take store credit. This is because I paid for the book using Paypal. Apparently, they have no way to credit your Paypal account back if you try to return an item you bought online to the store. Why would you offer this form of payment if you are unable to refund it? At least make consumers aware that they can’t get a refund for a purchase if they pay this way. I made many Paypal purchases online and I’ve never had a problem return the items to the store: TJ Maxx for example, can refund an online paypal purchase in a store by giving you cash back.

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  • Posted October 10, 2014

    I am still reading the book, but I find it fascinating so far. T

    I am still reading the book, but I find it fascinating so far. The subject isn't easy, but the author writes clearly, and you can understand him without first getting an A in calculus. I am amazed at how much we can deduce from the mere fact that nearly a century ago, we discovered that other galaxies are moving away from us at startling speeds.

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    Posted November 10, 2008

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