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on 16 February 2018
I give 5 stars for BANG! the history of the Universe by three astronomers using simple language in 144 pages with 51 fine illustrations. It makes a perfect present for the discerning or as a school prize. The message of the book is excellently summarised in the Preface and Epilogue. Included are a glossary, biographies of 15 great astronomers and a time line over 13.7 billion years to the present day. Readers will be interested to know that it is the same Brian May who has the global reputation as a musician as he enjoys as an astronomer. My favourite passage is their statement:
We feel that if the workings of the Universe in all their beauty, are properly appreciated , there is no conflict between Science and Religion; they merely deal with different areas.