Big Bang

Filename: big-bang.pdf
ISBN: 9780007162215
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Number of pages: 560
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Big Bang in PDF and EPUB 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.

Big Bang

Filename: big-bang.pdf
ISBN: 9780007162215
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Number of pages: 560
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Big Bang in PDF and EPUB 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.

Big Bang

Filename: big-bang.pdf
ISBN: 9780007162208
Release Date: 2005-01-04
Number of pages: 544
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Big Bang in PDF and EPUB We've all heard of the Big Bang, and yet few of us truly know what it is. Renowned for making difficult ideas much less difficult than they might first appear, Simon Singh is our perfect guide to explaining why cosmologists believe that the Big Bang is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe. This highly readable and entertaining book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, Big Bang is a narrative full of anecdotes and personal histories. With characteristic clarity, Simon Singh tells the centuries-long story of mankind's attempt to understand how the universe came to be, a story which itself begins some 14 billion years ago (give or take a billion years). Simon Singh shows us that it is within the capability of all of us -- in his expert hands -- to understand the Big Bang: the fundamental theory in all of science, and a high point -- perhaps the high point -- of human achievement.

The Big Bang Theory

Filename: the-big-bang-theory.pdf
ISBN: 9781477718100
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Number of pages: 80
Author: Fred Bortz
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Download and read online The Big Bang Theory in PDF and EPUB If learning about the origin of the universe wasn't enticing enough, this title guides readers through the trials of its discovery by Edwin Hubble, after whom the Hubble space telescope is named. Chronicling Hubble's early years at the University of Chicago, to his discovery of spiral nebulae, to his later research into the expanding universe, readers experience Hubble's successes and failures in the discovery of the Big Bang. This title can serve as inspiration to young people interested in science to never stop dreaming big and sometimes, as in Hubble's case, dreaming as big as the universe.

Endless Universe

Filename: endless-universe.pdf
ISBN: 9780385523110
Release Date: 2007-05-29
Number of pages: 256
Author: Paul J. Steinhardt
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Endless Universe in PDF and EPUB Two world-renowned scientists present an audacious new vision of the cosmos that “steals the thunder from the Big Bang theory.” —Wall Street Journal The Big Bang theory—widely regarded as the leading explanation for the origin of the universe—posits that space and time sprang into being about 14 billion years ago in a hot, expanding fireball of nearly infinite density. Over the last three decades the theory has been repeatedly revised to address such issues as how galaxies and stars first formed and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up today. Furthermore, an explanation has yet to be found for what caused the Big Bang in the first place. In Endless Universe, Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok, both distinguished theoretical physicists, present a bold new cosmology. Steinhardt and Turok “contend that what we think of as the moment of creation was simply part of an infinite cycle of titanic collisions between our universe and a parallel world” (Discover). They recount the remarkable developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory that form the basis for their groundbreaking “Cyclic Universe” theory. According to this theory, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time but the bridge to a past filled with endlessly repeating cycles of evolution, each accompanied by the creation of new matter and the formation of new galaxies, stars, and planets. Endless Universe provides answers to longstanding problems with the Big Bang model, while offering a provocative new view of both the past and the future of the cosmos. It is a “theory that could solve the cosmic mystery” (USA Today).

The Amazing Unity of the Universe

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ISBN: 9783319235431
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Number of pages: 315
Author: Edward van den Heuvel
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online The Amazing Unity of the Universe in PDF and EPUB In the first chapters the author describes how our knowledge of the position of Earth in space and time has developed, thanks to the work of many generations of astronomers and physicists. He discusses how our position in the Galaxy was discovered, and how in 1929, Hubble uncovered the fact that the Universe is expanding, leading to the picture of the Big Bang. He then explains how astronomers have found that the laws of physics that were discovered here on Earth and in the Solar System (the laws of mechanics, gravity, atomic physics, electromagnetism, etc.) are valid throughout the Universe. This is illustrated by the fact that all matter in the Universe consists of atoms of the same chemical elements that we know on Earth. This unity is all the more surprising when one realizes that in the original Big Bang theory, different parts of the Universe could never have communicated with each other. It then is a mystery how they could have shared the same physical laws. This problem was solved by the introduction of the idea of inflation, a phase of extremely rapid expansion of the Universe during the first fraction of a second following the Big Bang. The author explains how the unity of the Universe finds its origin in the Big Bang prior to inflation. The book addresses the many fundamental questions about the Universe and its contents from the perspective of the Big Bang: the formation of structure in the Universe, the questions of the mysterious dark matter and dark energy, the possibilities of other Universes (the Multiverse) and of the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe.

Before the Big Bang

Filename: before-the-big-bang.pdf
ISBN: 1429987421
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Number of pages: 320
Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Before the Big Bang in PDF and EPUB According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we don't know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know what came before. In Before the Big Bang, Brian Clegg (the critically acclaimed author of Upgrade Me and The God Effect) explores the history of this remarkable concept. From the earliest creation myths, through Hershel's realization that the Milky Way was one of many galaxies, to on-going debates about Black Holes, this is an incredible look at the origins of the universe and the many theories that led to the acceptance of the Big Bang. But in classic scientist fashion Clegg challenges the notion of the "Big Bang" itself, and raises the deep philosophical question of why we might want to rethink the origin of the universe. This is popular science at its best, exploratory, controversial, and utterly engrossing.

The Big Bang Never Happened

Filename: the-big-bang-never-happened.pdf
ISBN: 9780307773548
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Number of pages: 496
Author: Eric Lerner
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Big Bang Never Happened in PDF and EPUB A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a new Preface addressing the latest developments in the field. Far-ranging and provocative, The Big Bang Never Happened is more than a critique of one of the primary theories of astronomy -- that the universe appeared out of nothingness in a single cataclysmic explosion ten to twenty billion years ago. Drawing on new discoveries in particle physics and thermodynamics as well as on readings in history and philosophy, Eric J. Lerner confronts the values behind the Big Bang theory: the belief that mathematical formulae are superior to empirical observation; that the universe is finite and decaying; and that it could only come into being through some outside force. With inspiring boldness and scientific rigor, he offers a brilliantly orchestrated argument that generates explosive intellectual debate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dismantling the Big Bang

Filename: dismantling-the-big-bang.pdf
ISBN: 9781614582175
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Number of pages: 334
Author: Dr. John Hartnett
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

Download and read online Dismantling the Big Bang in PDF and EPUB Why did Ptolemy's theory cause problems for the church? What is the big secret concerning the "?Age" of the earth? Why do many scientists reject the use of design in explaining origins? The seemingly absurd idea that all matter, energy, space, and time once exploded from a point of extreme density has captured the imagination of scientists and laypersons for decades. The big bang has provided a central teaching for the eons of time of "cosmic evolution", undermining the history and cosmology of the Bible. It is a theory that fails, even violating the very physical laws on which it is purportedly based. In this easy-to-read format, authors Alex Williams and John Hartnett explode this naturalistic explanation for the universe, and show that the biblical model provides a far better explanation of our origins. This fully indexed, illustrated analysis of the big bang theory is an invaluable help in understanding and countering a world view that is as chaotic and destructive as its name implies.

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

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ISBN: 9781119998198
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Number of pages: 348
Author: Stephen Pincock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Origins of the Universe for Dummies in PDF and EPUB Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

The Creation of the Universe

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ISBN: 9780486165486
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Number of pages: 160
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Creation of the Universe in PDF and EPUB Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.

The Dancing Universe

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ISBN: 9781611683950
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Marcelo Gleiser
Publisher: UPNE

Download and read online The Dancing Universe in PDF and EPUB Available again, with a new preface, a physicist's "exceptionally clear summary of 2,500 years of science and a fascinating account of the ways in which it often does intersect with spiritual beliefs" --Kirkus Reviews

Genesis and the Big Bang Theory

Filename: genesis-and-the-big-bang-theory.pdf
ISBN: 9780307806994
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Number of pages: 224
Author: Gerald Schroeder
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online Genesis and the Big Bang Theory in PDF and EPUB In this groundbreaking book, physicist Gerald Schroeder takes on skeptics from both sides of the cosmological debate, arguing that science and the Bible are not at odds concerning the origin of the universe. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Time Space Stars and Man

Filename: time-space-stars-and-man.pdf
ISBN: 9781848169364
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Number of pages: 496
Author: Michael Mark Woolfson
Publisher: World Scientific

Download and read online Time Space Stars and Man in PDF and EPUB The three greatest scientific mysteries, which remain poorly understood, are the origin of the universe, the origin of life and the development of consciousness. This book describes the processes preceding the Big Bang, the creation of matter, the concentration of that matter into stars and planets, the development of simple life forms and the theory of evolution that has given higher life forms, including mankind. There are many popular and excellent science books that present various aspects of science. However, this book follows a narrow scientific pathway from the Big Bang to mankind, and depicts the causal relationship between each step and the next. The science covered will be enough to satisfy most readers. Many important areas of science are dealt with, and these include cosmology, particle physics, atomic physics, galaxy and star formation, planet formation and aspects of evolution. The necessary science is described in a narrative form that general-interest readers should understand, without the use of equations or formulae. This 2nd edition includes several updates on the subjects that form the pillars of this book. They are: cosmology and astronomy, the features and formation of the solar system, the origin of life, and genetics and evolution. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in biology and those curious about the origins of the universe. Contents:MusingThe Universe:Christian Doppler and His EffectMeasuring Distances in the UniverseEdwin Hubble's Expanding UniverseA Weird and Wonderful UniverseMatter and the Universe:The Nature of MatterThe Big-Bang HypothesisHow Matter Can Clump TogetherThe Universe Develops StructureStars, Stellar Clusters and Galaxies:The First Stars are Born, Live and DieThe Formation of Globular ClustersMaking the Sun — and Similar StarsA Crowded EnvironmentThe Solar System:Understanding the Nature of the Solar SystemIntroducing the PlanetsSatellites Galore'Vermin of the Sky' and Other Small BodiesPlanets GaloreForming the Solar System:Making PlanetsShrinking Orbits and the SurvivalNow Satellites FormWhat Can Be Learnt from Meteorites?A Little-Bang Theory and the Terrestrial PlanetsThe Moon — Its Structure and HistoryThe Very Small Planets — Mars and MercurySmaller Bodies of the Solar SystemThe Origin of Isotopic Anomalies in MeteoritesLife on Earth:The Earth Settles Down — More-or-LessWhat is Life?Forms of LifeNineteenth Century Genetics — The Survival of the FittestTwentieth Century Genetics — The Alphabets of LifeLife Begins on EarthThe Restless EarthOxygen, Ozone and LifeThe Evolution of Life — From Archaea to Early MammalsEarly Mammals to ManMan and the EarthMusing Again Readership: Members of the general public who have an interest in popular science. Keywords:Cosmology;Astronomy;Planetary Science;Biology;EvolutionKey Features:This book covers a wide range of scienceIt is written in a form that is accessible to a well-read non-specialist as there are no equationsIt is well illustrated, which helps comprehension of the textReviews:“Woolfson does a credible job in this new edition. More than half of the volume deals with the cosmos; this content is mostly up-to-date and especially good.”CHOICE

A Universe from Nothing

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ISBN: 9781451624472
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Number of pages: 224
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Universe from Nothing in PDF and EPUB Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.