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    DescriptionWe've all heard of the Big Bang, and yet few of us truly know what it is.Renowned for making difficult ideas much less difficult than they might first appear, Simon Singh is our perfect guide to explaining why cosmologists believe that the Big Bang is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe.This highly readable and entertaining book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, Big Bang is a narrative full of anecdotes and personal histories. With characteristic clarity, Simon Singh tells the centuries-long story of mankind's attempt to understand how the universe came to be, a story which itself begins some 14 billion years ago (give or take a billion years). Simon Singh shows us that it is within the capability of all of us -- in his expert hands -- to understand the Big Bang: the fundamental theory in all of science, and a high point -- perhaps the high point -- of human achievement.


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    Title
    Big Bang
    Subtitle
    The Origin of the Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Singh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 532
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 848 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007162208
    ISBN 10: 0007162200
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 523.18, 523.1/8
    LC classification: QB991.B54 S56 2004
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A10305000, A60243000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    BISAC V2.8: SCI015000
    Edition statement
    Us.
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Imprint name
    Fourth Estate (GB)
    Publication date
    04 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "An excellent account of one of the most dramatic and moving events of the century."--New York Times on Fermat's Enigma