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The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

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By: Steven Weinberg(Author)

203 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Basic Books

Paperback | Jul 1993 | #207005 | ISBN-13: 9780465024377
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About this book

This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know..


- Introduction: The Giant and the Cow
- The Expansion of the Universe
- The Cosmic Microwave Radiation Background
- Recipe for a Hot Universe
- The First Three Minutes
- A Historical Diversion
- The First One-Hundredth Second
- Epilogue: The Project Ahead
- Tables
- Properties of Some Elementary Particles
- Properties of Some Kinds of Radiation
- Glossary
- Mathematical Supplement
- Afterword: Cosmology Since 1977

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Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979. He is the Josey Regental Professor of Science at the University of Texas in Austin and the author of many books, most recently Dreams of a Final Theory.

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