The Big Bang Theory

  • by Karen C. Fox
  • Narrated by L. J. Ganser
  • 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Big Bang!
The Big Bang Theory takes a compelling and lively look at one of the most fascinating ideas in modern science. The first in a series of fun, concise books on the most significant scientific theories, The Big Bang Theory offers an accessible and complete road map to the most intriguing model yet for the birth of the cosmos.

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What the Critics Say

"If you've ever wondered why scientists believe such a far-fetched story as the big bang, this is the book for you. Karen Fox's easygoing account explains why big bang theory is more than mere mythologyand why the centuries-old struggles of astronomers and physicists have led to a compelling portrait of the universes fiery birth." (Charles Seife, author of Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea)
"A painless introduction for anyone interested in the mysteries surrounding the birth of the universe. It's a lively and gracefully written story, conveying the essence of modern cosmology, sprinkled with the human wrinkles that keep the enterprise intriguing." (Tom Siegfried, author of The Bit and the Pendulum: From Quantum Computing to M Theory - The New Physics of Information)
A funny, sobering history of the first lunatics who thought they understood the universe . . . and the most recent ones, who may actually have it right. (David Kestenbaum, NPR Science Correspondent)

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out dated

the publication date for the book is 2002, despite Audible saying it's 2010, which appears to be the audio release date. a lot of the production refers to experiments planned for 2002-2007 as if they haven't yet happened.
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- Philip Weiss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-17-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios