Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P. S. Series)

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P. S. Series)

by Simon Singh
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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P. S. Series) by Simon Singh

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007162215
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 180,236
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Simon Singh received his Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of Cambridge. A former BBC producer, he directed the BAFTA Award-winning documentary film Fermat's Last Theorem and wrote Fermat's Enigma, the best-selling book on the same subject. His best seller The Code Book was the basis for the BBC series The Science of Secrecy.

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P. S. Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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PeterParker55 More than 1 year ago
I picked this up at my local B&N off the "Buy 2 get 1 free" shelf. What a great book it turned out to be! Not only is it a good explanation of the Big Bang theory, but it's a great overview of how science works now and throughout history. Insightful and educational, this book will hold your attention from start to finish. Highly recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't had a science class since 9th grade but I understood this book easily. There were lots of funny stories combined with amazing scientific discoveries. Those scientific observations of our world explain why the Big Bang theory is accepted as the most likely cause of the universe.
zstonie More than 1 year ago
According to Alexander Green: in "Beyond Wealth", (page 231), who recommended the Singh book, "a highly readable book on the subject". Alas, I have not found that to be so as yet. Even though I was eagerly awaiting the book, I was not int he mood to slog. I will revisit it in the future, perhaps with a different mind set. zstonie.