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|Title: Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe|
By: Simon Singh
Number of Pages: 560
|Dimensions: 8.0 X 5.25 (inches)|
Weight: 15 ounces
Stock No: WW162219
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.
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.
Inimitable. . . . Theres no better account of the big bang theory.
Entertaining and satisfying. . . . Offers a fascinating glimpse into the mostly secret competition between codemakers and codebreakers.
Enthralling...commendably lucid...[Singhs] book provides a timely and entertaining summary of the subject.
Brings together...the geniuses who have secured communications, saved lives, and influenced the fate of nations. A pleasure to read.
An absorbing tale of codemaking and codebreaking over the centuries.
The history of mathematics comes alive even for those who dread balancing their checkbooks.
An excellent account of one of the most dramatic and moving events of the century.
Fascinating Simon Singh loves storytelling and has a knack for digging up underappreciated characters.
Singh is a gifted writer a good storyteller and [he] knows how to describe and explain complex and esoteric subjects.
A clear, lively, and comprehensive view of the way science arrived at the leading theory of how everything began.-
This book is a blast...who knew that the Big Bang could be so much fun?
Singh is one of the best science journalists writing today...Impressive.
An expert but friendly guide to help you decode the mysteries [of the universe] with crisp, clear running commentary.
Singhs unerring eye for picturesque anecdotes and his capacity for simplifying complex scientific ideas is a winning formula.
(Singh) is a gifted expositor, ready to venture to places other science popularisers dont even try to reach.
Highly readable Singh brings the colourful protagonists in his story to life.
Singh spins tales of cryptic intrigue in every chapter.
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