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The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

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The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic.

Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion years. But almost everything about it, from the elements that forged stars, planets, and lifeforms, to the fundamental forces of physics, can be traced back to what happened in just the first three minutes of its life.

In this book, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg describes in wonderful detail what happened in these first three minutes. It is an exhilarating journey that begins with the Planck Epoch - the earliest period of time in the history of the universe - and goes through Einstein's Theory of Relativity, the Hubble Red Shift, and the detection of the Cosmic Microwave Background. These incredible discoveries all form the foundation for what we now understand as the "standard model" of the origin of the universe. The First Three Minutes examines not only what this model looks like, but also tells the exciting story of the bold thinkers who put it together.

Clearly and accessibly written, The First Three Minutes is a modern-day classic, an unsurpassed explanation of where it is we really come from.

Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979. He is the Josey Regental Professor of Science at the University of Texas in Austin and the author of many books, including Dreams of a Final Theory and To Explain the World.

ISBN: 9780465024377

ISBN-10: 9780465024377

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 08/18/1993 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/18/1993 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Science / Physics / Astrophysics

Science / Cosmology

Science / Astronomy

Science / Study & Teaching

Science / History

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