Bang!: The Complete History of the Universe by Brian May, Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott
With one big bang, the universe exploded into being 13.7 million years ago. This is the story of how everything came about, from the moment when time and space came into existence, to the formation of the first stars, galaxies, and planets, to the evolution of human beings able to contemplate our own origins and ultimate destiny—and on to the infinite future, after the Red Giant Sun consumes Earth. Bang! explains it all in clear, straightforward terms, chronologically, without any mathematics, and including the most up-to-date discoveries.New in paperback.
Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist of supergroup Queen, Brian May has a PhD in astrophysics. Here, he uses his remarkable communication skills to share his enthusiasm for astronomy with the world. Sir Patrick Moore is the world’s best-loved astronomer, author of more than 100 books, and presenter of the world’s longest- running TV program, BBC’s The Sky at Night. Patrick is also a renowned musician, with a multitude of compositions to his name, including a march especially commissioned from him by the Royal Marines! Chris Lintott is best known as the copresenter, with Patrick, of The Sky at Night. He took his first degree in Physics at Cambridge, then his PhD in Astrophysics at University College London, and is now doing further research at Oxford.
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The book may well be very good, but the description here on the Barnes and Noble website says it talks about a universe that is 13.7 million years old, when ours happens to be 13.7 billion.
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So far the best astronomy book I have read in my opinion, this is out of about 15 or so. The images really pull it together, on top of great information easy to understand text. This is not just a great picture book.
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