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In Search of the Big Bang

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In this radically revised and updated edition incorporating the latest scientific findings, science writer and cosmologist John Gribbin explores the origins of the Universe and considers its ultimate fate.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by Bantam (first published 1986)
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Sambasivan
It is always a pleasure to read when the author is on top of the subject he is talking about. And the pleasure gets accentuated when the author strives to lucidly and simply unravel the topic in this case the mystery of the Universe. The quest for truth on the origin of the Universe and how it works is the ultimate quest of mankind and makes us understand how we came to be. Must read for all.
Jr
yep. another book on theoretical physics involving cosmology; i guess i never change.

for those interested in the BIG BANG theory this is an in-depth and more than slightly technical dissertation. i greatly enjoyed the biographical tidbits about each of the successive scientists that aided in the alterations of perception (both publically and in the egghead community) of physics. the models of "the universe" under which we humans have gone about our daily lives has drastically changed in the last
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Robin
This subject always blows my mind, because I'm not as smart as I wish I was, but John Gribbin is some kind of fantastic writer, able to explain some pretty complex science in a way I can almost (and sometimes) understand. This is a book about the thinkers who have built on each other's knowledge and discoveries to try to explain what went on, what is going on, and what might happen in the future. The answer is there. Recommended.
John
Very detailed, but a completely updated edition would be great.
Benjamin
This was a fantastic book. Gribbin is excellent in everything I've read from him. What I appreciate of Gribbin is that he gives you the details, he explains the theories and doesn't dumb it down too much (but enough). If you want to understand the development and history of the theory of the big bang, read this book! You'll learn a lot more about cosmology and physics in the process.
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John R. Gribbin (born 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings include quantum physics, biographies of famous scientists, human evolution, the origins of the universe, climate change and global warming. His also writes science fiction.

John Gribbin graduated with his bachelor's de
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