Big Bang by Simon Singh

Big Bang

bySimon Singh

Kobo ebook | November 4, 2010

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The 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.
Title:Big BangFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 4, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007375506

ISBN - 13:9780007375509

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great survey of something everyone knows but nobody really understand Like his Code Book, Singh deciphers what some popular physics authors seem to only make more cryptic, and has given us a broad but discerning aperçu of one of the most known but least truly understood phenomenons in our universe's history. Accessible and Enjoyable.
Date published: 2009-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read like a novel! Couldn't put the book down. The book kept me riveted from the first page. I had a hard time putting the book down. I don't need to say a lot other than the book was fantastic. Mr. Singh was able to write his factual "story" in an easy to read manner. If you are looking for a factual and informative easy read (although it was 493 pages yet the pages went by at the speed of light). then this is the book for you. If you are looking for a lengthy and detailed scientific essay of what happened in the first 5 minutes, then this is not the book for you. It takes you through the evidence that was discovered, either by accident or on purpose, which convincingly verified how the universe, or rather space and time, began. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-05-31