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Before the Big Bang : the prehistory of our universe

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the history of the big bang theory while considering the myriad beliefs about what may have compelled it, providing coverage of such topics as creation myths, the discovery of other galaxies, and ongoing debates about black holes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 9780312385477 0312385471
OCLC Number: 263409346
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Big bang primer --
Enter the creator --
What and how big? --
How old? --
A bang or a whimper? --
Keeping things steady --
Inflating the truth --
Let there be time --
Groundhog universe --
Living in a bubble --
Welcome to the matrix --
Snapshot universe.
Responsibility: Brian Clegg.
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From the earliest creation myths, through Hershel's realization that the Milky Way was one of many galaxies, to debates about Black Holes, this title offers a look at the origins of the universe and  Read more...

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"A thorough, level-headed, reader-friendly treatment of controversial and complex material." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) On Upgrade Me"

 
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