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.
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007 | Review by: Paul K
This is an extremely well-written account of the various scientific theories, experiments and discoveries that led to the "Big Bang" theory of the universe being generally accepted as correct. Simon Singh has the rare ability to turn a potentially dry and boring subject into a riveting one, and the result is a truly outstanding book. If you only read one physics/astronomy book in your life then I recommend that it should be this one.
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