Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

by 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007162215
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 448,220
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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“An expert but friendly guide to help you decode the mysteries [of the universe] with crisp, clear running commentary.”

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