By Ben Gilliland
Hardback 224 pages
The Big Bang: just three trivial, monosyllabic and simple words to describe how a Universe of almost incalculable size was born. In fact, the term ‘Big Bang’ was coined by someone who didn’t believe in the concept, and meant it as a disparaging put-down.
Today, however, the Big Bang theory is one of the most successful ideas in science. So how did we get to this point and how does the theory explain the existence of the world and the cosmos as we know them today?
Ben Gilliland, author of Metro’s MetroCosm column, is on hand to explain how the idea of the Universe ‘being born’ came to be, and talks us through the principles of space, with a step-by-step guide to creating a cosmos.
From the first particles of matter and atomic building-blocks to hydrogen fusion, large galaxies and supermassive black holes, with a healthy dose of history and fun facts to glue everything together, this is your very own guide to How to Build a Universe.