Big Bang

Big Bang : The Origin of the Universe

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0007162219
  • 9780007162215
  • 107,042

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Singh is a gifted writer a good storyteller and [he] knows how to describe and explain complex and esoteric subjects. --San Diego Union-Tribune"show more

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"It's hard to imagine a grander, more thrilling entertaining...Big Bang is, quite literally, cosmic." New York Timesshow more