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The first three minutes : a modern view of the origin of the universe

Author: Steven Weinberg
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Weinberg
ISBN: 0465024378 9780465024377
OCLC Number: 28746057
Description: xi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The giant and the cow --
The expansion of the universe --
The cosmic microwave radiation background --
Recipe for a hot universe --
The first three minutes --
A historical diversion --
The first one-hundredth-second --
Epilogue: The prospect ahead --
Tables --
Glossary --
A mathematical supplement --
Afterword: Cosmology since 1977.
Responsibility: Steven Weinberg.
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