Science Dr. Simon Singh Big Bang

ISBN 13: 9780007152520

Big Bang

4,14 valoración promedio
( 13.257 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780007152520: Big Bang

The bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. A fascinating exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created?Albert Einstein once said: `The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.' Simon Singh believes geniuses like Einstein are not the only people able to grasp the physics that govern the universe. We all can.As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is and why cosmologists believe it is an accurate description of the origins of the universe, this book is also the fascinating story of the scientists who fought against the established idea of an eternal and unchanging universe. Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less daunting than they first seem, is the perfect guide for this journey.Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

A baffling array of science books claim to reveal how the mysteries of the universe have been discovered, but Simon Singh's Big Bang actually delivers on that promise. General readers will find it to be among the very best books dealing with cosmology, because Singh follows the same plan he used in his brilliant Code Book: he puts people--not equations--first in the story. By linking the progression of the Big Bang theory with the scientists who built it up bit by bit, Singh also uncovers an important truth about how such ideas grow.

Death is an essential element in the progress of science, since it takes care of conservative scientists of a previous generation reluctant to let go of an old, fallacious theory and embrace a new and accurate one.
As harsh as this statement seems, even Einstein defended an outmoded idea about the universe when an unknown interloper published equations challenging the great man. Einstein didn't have to die for cosmology to move forward (he reluctantly apologized for being wrong), but stories like this one show how difficult it can sometimes be for new theories to take root. Fred Hoyle, who coined the term "big bang" as a way to ridicule the idea of a universe expanding from some tiny origin point, strongly believed that the cosmos was in a steady state. But Singh shows how Hoyle's research, meant to prove the contrary, added evidence to the expansion model. Big Bang is also a history of astronomical observation, describing the development of new telescopes that were crucial to the development of cosmology. Handwritten summary notes at the end of each long chapter add a charming, classroom feel to this revealing and very readable book. --Therese Littleton

About the Author:

Simon Singh is a science journalist and TV producer. Having completed his PhD at Cambridge he worked from 1991 to 1997 at the BBC producing Tomorrow's World and co-directing the BAFTA award-winning documentary Fermat's Last Theorem for the Horizon series. He is the author of Fermat's Last Theorem, which was a no 1 bestseller in Britain and translated into 22 languages. In 1999, he wrote The Code Book which was also an international bestseller and the basis for the Channel 4 series The Science of Secrecy.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Singh, Dr. Simon
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1EY7SO002T5Z

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,61
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,96
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Dr. Simon Singh
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The bestselling author of Fermat s Last Theorem and The Code Book tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. A fascinating exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created?Albert Einstein once said: `The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. Simon Singh believes geniuses like Einstein are not the only people able to grasp the physics that govern the universe. We all can.As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is and why cosmologists believe it is an accurate description of the origins of the universe, this book is also the fascinating story of the scientists who fought against the established idea of an eternal and unchanging universe. Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less daunting than they first seem, is the perfect guide for this journey.Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89780007152520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Dr. Simon Singh
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The bestselling author of Fermat s Last Theorem and The Code Book tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. A fascinating exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created?Albert Einstein once said: `The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. Simon Singh believes geniuses like Einstein are not the only people able to grasp the physics that govern the universe. We all can.As well as explaining what the Big Bang theory actually is and why cosmologists believe it is an accurate description of the origins of the universe, this book is also the fascinating story of the scientists who fought against the established idea of an eternal and unchanging universe. Simon Singh, renowned for making difficult ideas much less daunting than they first seem, is the perfect guide for this journey.Everybody has heard of the Big Bang Theory. But how many of us can actually claim to understand it? With characteristic clarity and a narrative peppered with anecdotes and personal histories of those who have struggled to understand creation, Simon Singh has written the story of the most important theory ever. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89780007152520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,75
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Simon Singh
Editorial: Harper Perennial 2005-07-04 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial 2005-07-04, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-BER-00001724

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,59
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Simon Singh
Editorial: Harper Perennial 2005-07-04 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial 2005-07-04, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-02840035

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Singh Simon
Editorial: Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Cantidad: 4
Librería
Majestic Books
(London, ,, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. pp. 544. Nº de ref. de la librería 6392632

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,16
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Simon Singh
Editorial: Harper Perennial 2005-07-04 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial 2005-07-04, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-HCL-00014209

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Singh, Simon
Editorial: Harper Collins India
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Cantidad: 20
Librería
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins India. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería Harper-9780007152520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,99
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Simon Singh
Editorial: Harper Perennial (2005)
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 4
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Perennial, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería EH9780007152520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,66
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Singh, Simon
Editorial: Harper Collins India
ISBN 10: 0007152523 ISBN 13: 9780007152520
Nuevos Cantidad: 20
Librería
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Harper Collins India. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería Harper-9780007152520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,99
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda