Endless Universe

Endless Universe

Beyond the Big Bang

Book - 2007
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The Big Bang theory--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 repeatedly had to be revised to address such issues as how galaxies and stars first formed and why the expansion of the universe is speeding up--let alone what caused the Big Bang in the first place. This book presents a bold new cosmology: Steinhardt and Turok recount remarkable developments in astronomy, particle physics, and superstring theory that together form the basis of their groundbreaking "Cyclic Universe" theory. According to this picture, the Big Bang was not the beginning of time, but the bridge to a past filled with endlessly repeating cycles, each accompanied by the creation of new matter and the formation of new galaxies, stars, and planets.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385509640
0385509642
Branch Call Number: 523.1 Steinhar
Characteristics: xv, 284 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Turok, Neil

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roaddogg09 May 05, 2011

As Stephen Hawking said in his review: "A challenging alternative to the accepted picture of the big bang and the future of the universe." 'Endless Universe' is wonderfully written. It was hard to put down. The book is also a great primer on the basics of comsology. Even if you don't believe in strings, extra dimensions, or D-branes, this is a great book! I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in science and what the future may hold...

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jlautermilch
Apr 07, 2011

Great book. Well written the subject matter is absolutely facinating and it is easy to read and follow.

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