The Big Bang: Third Edition
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The Big Bang: Third Edition [Paperback]

Joseph Silk
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Editorial Reviews


"Joseph Silk, one of the most productive cosmologists of our era, has updated his well-regarded book [with] the latest news from the cosmological front."
—Donald Goldsmith, astronomer and author of The Runaway Universe

"Brings a classic right up to date . . . The clearest and most comprehensive of its kind"
—Andrew Liddle, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Sussex

"Silk writes with clarity and authority about a field of deep interest to us all and to which he has made major scientific contributions over the years"
—Bruce Partridge, Haverford College

"A grand, sweeping tour of the Universe. Modern cosmological theories are lucidly explained by an astronomer who was instrumental in constructing them."
—Emory Bunn, Physics Department, Bates College

"This wonderfully detailed book gives an excellent flavor of the complex and rapidly changing field of cosmology."
—Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Physics Department

About the Author

Joseph Silk is the Head of Astrophysics and Savilian Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was a tenured professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he researched theoretical astrophysics. He has received several awards for his contributions to astronomy, and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and of the Royal Society, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including A Short History of the Universe, Cosmic Enigmas, and The Left Hand of Creation, written with John D. Barrow. He lives in Oxford, England.
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