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The Bigger Bang

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James Lidsey deftly steers us along a journey back in time to the very origin of the universe. We are introduced to the fascinating ideas scientists are currently developing to explain what happened in the first billion, billion, billion, billionth of a second--the 'inflationary' epoch. Along the way Lidsey reviews the latest ideas on superstrings, parallel universes, and ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published September 30th 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 18th 2000)
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Jonathan Blake
Sep 04, 2011 Jonathan Blake rated it liked it
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I learned a lot about the primordial eras of our universe and the physics involved from this slim book, but the book felt uneven.

It seems like Professor Lidsey made a conscious effort to explain many of the concepts covered by the book through analogy. I got the feeling that perhaps this is how he lectures to undergraduates. Some of the analogies were apt and Lidsey explained them well. Others seemed ill-fitting and received very little explanation.

The early part of the book seemed to go too slo
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