The First Three Minutes – Steven Weinberg
Now updated with a major new afterword that incorporates the latest cosmological research, 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.
“His book is science writing at its best.” —MARTIN GARDNER, New York Review of Books
“Weinberg builds such a convincing case . . . that one comes away from his book feeling not only that the idea of an original cosmic explosion is not crazy but that any other theory appears scientifi-cally irrational.” —JEREMY BERNSTEIN, The New Yorker
“The book is the first I have seen to put the details, both historical, and conceptual, of the origin of the Universe within the grasp of the general reader. As such, it is a tremendous service to us all.” —ISAAC ASIMOV
“A most remarkable achievement . . . presented with clarity . . . and great scientific accuracy.” —T. D. LEE, Nobel Laureate in Physics
STEVEN WEINBERG won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979. He is Josey Regental Professor of Science at the University of Texas in Austin and a member of Britain’s Royal Society and the U.S. National Academy of Science. He is also the author of Gravitation and Cosmology (1972), Discovery of Subatomic Particles (1982), Dreams of a Final Theory (1993), and over 200 scientific articles.