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An impressive tour de force,
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This review is from: Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It (Paperback)
Simon Singh eloquently and engagingly weaves the story of the development of scientific understanding that leads to the theory of the Big Bang. This is the explanation of how the edifice was built, brick by brick. Clearly written, it does not assume detailed scientific knowledge, but explains concepts in understandable language.It should be required reading for all science teachers, not for the scientific content but for a demonstration of the art of the possible in simple explanation.
This book is up there with "The Ascent of Man" and "A Short History of Nearly Everything".
As an aside, this is also the best example of art of summarising material that I have ever seen - each chapter of around 80 pages is summed up in 2 sides of notes - without losing anything.