Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 2005 - Science - 560 pages
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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.

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THE BIG BANG: The Origins of the Universe

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A historical overview of the science leading to acceptance of the Big Bang theory.Former BBC producer Singh (Fermat's Enigma, 1997; The Code Book, 1999) takes advantage of his sweeping subject to ... Read full review

Big bang: the origin of the universe

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Writing in a manner that almost any reader will understand and enjoy, best-selling author Singh (Fermat's Enigma ) here presents a brief history of the origins of the universe, taking on the most ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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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