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Simon Singh

Big Bang

Simon Singh Big Bang The Origin Of The Universe
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A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick theory the Big Bang. In this amazingly comprehensible history of the universe, Simon Singh decodes the mystery behind the Big Bang theory, lading us through the development of one of the most extraordinary, important, and awe-inspiring theories in science.

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“(Singh) is a gifted expositor, ready to venture to places other science popularisers don’t even try to reach.”

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“A clear, lively, and comprehensive view of the way science arrived at the leading theory of how everything began.”-

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“An absorbing tale of codemaking and codebreaking over the centuries.”

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“An excellent account of one of the most dramatic and moving events of the century.”

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“An expert but friendly guide to help you decode the mysteries [of the universe] with crisp, clear running commentary.”

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“Brings together...the geniuses who have secured communications, saved lives, and influenced the fate of nations. A pleasure to read.”

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“Entertaining and satisfying. . . . Offers a fascinating glimpse into the mostly secret competition between codemakers and codebreakers.”

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“Enthralling...commendably lucid...[Singh’s] book provides a timely and entertaining summary of the subject.”

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“Fascinating…Simon Singh loves storytelling and has a knack for digging up underappreciated characters.”

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“Highly readable… Singh brings the colourful protagonists in his story to life.”

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“Inimitable. . . . There’s no better account of the big bang theory.”

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“It’s hard to imagine a grander, more thrilling story…fast-paced…hugely entertaining…Big Bang is, quite literally, cosmic.”

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“Singh is a gifted writer…a good storyteller…and [he] knows how to describe and explain complex and esoteric subjects.”

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“Singh is one of the best science journalists writing today...Impressive.”

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“Singh spins tales of cryptic intrigue in every chapter.”

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“Singh’s unerring eye for picturesque anecdotes and his capacity for simplifying complex scientific ideas is a winning formula.”

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“The history of mathematics comes alive even for those who dread balancing their checkbooks.”

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“This book is a blast...who knew that the Big Bang could be so much fun?”

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