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Death is an essential element in the progress of science, since it takes care of conservative scientists of a previous generation reluctant to let go of an old, fallacious theory and embrace a new and accurate one.As harsh as this statement seems, even Einstein defended an outmoded idea about the universe when an unknown interloper published equations challenging the great man. Einstein didn't have to die for cosmology to move forward (he reluctantly apologized for being wrong), but stories like this one show how difficult it can sometimes be for new theories to take root. Fred Hoyle, who coined the term "big bang" as a way to ridicule the idea of a universe expanding from some tiny origin point, strongly believed that the cosmos was in a steady state. But Singh shows how Hoyle's research, meant to prove the contrary, added evidence to the expansion model. Big Bang is also a history of astronomical observation, describing the development of new telescopes that were crucial to the development of cosmology. Handwritten summary notes at the end of each long chapter add a charming, classroom feel to this revealing and very readable book. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Big Bang by Simon Sing is a guide to explaining why cosmologists believe that the Big Bang is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Williams
A history book in the subject of astrophysics, from the measurements of moon, earth and sun done by the Greeks to the discovery of galaxies by Hubble. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yuri Tarnawiecki
Do not be intimidated by the fact this book deals with the science of physics and mathematics. Singh is not only a prolific writer, he has an ability to explain complex topics in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carlton Haggard
This book is so well written. It reads like a story. I have a pretty strong science background, and what is cool about this book is that it takes all of the math and science you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Semple
Very well written and a compelling take on subjects that may be over the head of the general populace would it not be for the style that Singh writes with.Published 9 months ago by Victor Kogan
This is an excellent book for the layman to gain some understanding of the long history of scientific investigations leading to the "Bib Bang' theory.Published 9 months ago by Burton Boyd