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Author Singh, Simon.

Title Big bang : the origin of the universe / Simon Singh.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, 2005.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 LaSalle PL Adult Non Fiction - LSBB-3  523.1 SIN    AVAILABLE
Edition First Harper Perennial edition.
Description 532 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-516) and index.
Contents In the beginning: From mythology to cosmology, from prehistory to 1900 -- Theories of the universe: How Einstein's theory of gravity hinted at a moment of creation -- Great debate: How observations of the universe implied a cosmic expansion -- Mavericks of the cosmos: How theory and observation came together to form the big bang model -- Paradigm shift: Battle between rival cosmological theories is finally resolved -- Epilogue: What are the outstanding questions for the big bang model? -- What is science?
Summary Presents a collection of anecdotes and personal histories describing the Big Bang theory of how the universe came to be and explains why some scientists believe it and why some have fought against it.
Subject Big bang theory.
General relativity (Physics)
Big bang theory. (OCoLC)fst00831589
Cosmology. (OCoLC)fst00880600
General relativity (Physics) (OCoLC)fst00939815
Big bang theory.
General relativity (Physics)
ISBN 0007162219

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