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The Big Bang

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Readers looking for an introduction to astronomy, specific information on a key astronomical subject, or simply a fascinating story spanning the expanse of time and space will find The Big Bang hard to resist. "This is a book that will inspire people to study cosmology." The Observatory Magazine "People with no science background can certainly get a great deal from much of ...more
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Published October 1st 1988 by W.H. Freeman & Company (first published 1980)
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Erik Akre
May 08, 2016 Erik Akre rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: curious and enthusiastic historians (would-be or otherwise) of the Universe
Shelves: history, science
The reason I rated this book low is only because I didn't enjoy it that much. Otherwise, it was fascinating.

Every point in the universe is the center. Everything is moving away from everything else. If you can see a galaxy that is 10 billion light years away, you can get the idea of what our galaxy was like near the time of its beginning. A superstring is an extremely small object--smaller than the particles we know of today--that represents, comes out of, or exists in an extra dimension (up to
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Eric S
Sep 06, 2015 Eric S rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in cosmology
Just finished an on line course (EDX) on cosmology, so I wanted to get some more depth on the subject. This book (3rd edition) was very good. Writing is clear and not overly technical. I enjoyed the Math notes at the end of the book (40 pages) which cover the math for each chapter. The last chapter on alternatives to the Big Bang could have been larger but that is my only complaint.
Mark
Sep 18, 2008 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who've read all the better cosmology books.
Very informative book about the broad knowledge base science now has on cosmology. But I felt it was too inconsistent in its appeal. Never really written in a style that I could relate to. The last few chapters were difficult to finish. But he definitely knows his stuff. Just can't relate to his style of communicating that knowledge.
Eduardo
May 13, 2012 Eduardo rated it really liked it
Não está entre os melhores livros de cosmologia que já li, mas muito informativo. A leitura é um pouco entediante em alguns capítulos.
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