Plasma physicist Lerner opens one of science's inner rooms to a popular audience in this headline-making history of time, space and the humanistic sociology of science. Illustrated.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Steven Weinberg's The First Three Minutes (Basic, 1976. o.p.; 1988. pap.) to Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time ( LJ 4/15/88), numerous science popularizations have expounded the Big Bang Theory for the origin of the universe as indisputable fact. Readers of those books will find this one startling and intriguing. Lerner, a plasma physicist, points out flaws in the Big Bang model and proposes an alternative theory: an eternal, self-sustaining "plasma" universe where electromagnetic fields within conducting gases provide other, simpler explanations for observed phenomena. His contention that the Big Bang is merely a repackaged creation myth is presumptuous, but well argued. To present a current scientific controversy to a general audience risks, on one hand, misleading the public and, on the other, circumventing the peer review process. This book, however, makes valid points in a convincing manner and does neither. Recommended for general science collections.
- Gregg Sapp, Montana State Univ. Libs., Bozeman
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I always felt The Big Bang was Big Bull. This book verifies it. I can't believe extremely intelligent scientists actually swallow the idea of the Entire Universe fitting on the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vic Marcucci
This is a very good, now necessary book by a physicist who isn’t enamored with mathematics, but rather with common sensical, anybody-can-understand-it explanations. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roger Levering
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The real TRUTH on the current general accepted view in Physics that keeps the progress of Science behind.Published 8 months ago by Darius 838
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I found an old copy years ago and it sat on my shelf until recently. But once I started into it I could not put it down. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mike2011
I wanted to see what the author had to say about the subject. I had misgivings about the Big Bang theory and thought it not well supported. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gary Van Horn