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    DescriptionThe bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. A fascinating exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created? Albert Einstein once said: 'The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.' Simon Singh believes geniuses like Einstein are not the only people able to grasp the physics that govern the universe. We all can. As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is and why cosmologists believe it is an accurate description of the origins of the universe, this book is also the fascinating story of the scientists who fought against the established idea of an eternal and unchanging universe. Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less daunting than they first seem, is the perfect guide for this journey. Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever.


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    Title
    Big Bang
    Subtitle
    The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Singh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007152520
    ISBN 10: 0007152523
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ, WNX
    DC22: 523.18
    Libri: ENGM4560, URKN5000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000, SCI004000, SCI015000
    Thema V1.0: PSAJ, WNX
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    04 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Singh is a science journalist and TV producer. Having completed his PhD at Cambridge he worked from 1991 to 1997 at the BBC producing Tomorrow's World and co-directing the BAFTA award-winning documentary Fermat's Last Theorem for the Horizon series. He is the author of Fermat's Last Theorem, which was a no 1 bestseller in Britain and translated into 22 languages. In 1999, he wrote The Code Book which was also an international bestseller and the basis for the Channel 4 series The Science of Secrecy.
    Review quote
    'Comprehensive yet eminently comprehensible ... Singh explains even the most complicated ideas with subtlety, grace and wit.' Economist '[Singh] is a gifted expositor, ready to venture to places other science popularisers don't even try to reach.' Mail on Sunday 'Singh's unerring eye for picturesque anecdotes and his capacity for simplifying complex scientific ideas is a winning formula' Sunday Telegraph Singh presents a tightly structured history of the key players in humankind's realisation of how much space really is out there. As Singh shows, coming up with a theory of how the universe began is possibly the most creative thing of all.' Guardian 'Singh is a very gifted story teller who never misses a chance to make his subject clearer of more entertaining ... Singh is also fastidious about crediting the true pioneers of science ... a brilliant book.' Independent on Sunday