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The New Story of Science Paperback – November, 1984
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As did Robert Jastrow in God and the Astronomers, Augros and Stanciu relay the details leading up to the discovery of background radiation in the universe and the formulation of the big bang theory. As do many better-known popular level authors, they detail the experiments that led to the discovery of quarks and other sub-atomic particles, and the post-Cartesian views generally known as the "new physics." Along the way they fill in a wealth of insights from astronomy, biology, chaos theory and cybernetics (robotics and computers) in a manner as enjoyable to read as the best fiction.
This book was reprinted in Bantam's short-lived New Age Books series, which may have kept some readers from dipping into it, but its appeal is far wider than that heading may suggest. Readers with any interest in science will enjoy this highly readable armchair guide to the cosmos.