Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It - Simon SinghFourth Estate, 2004, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: “Simon Sing, the bestselling author of Fermafs Last Theorem and The Code Book, brings us nothing less than the story of the Big Bang.
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 underlies the universe. We all can. As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is, the book addresses why cosmologists believe that it is an accurate description of the origin of the universe. It also tells the story of the brilliant and eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos.
Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less difficult than they seem, is the perfect guide on 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.”