From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Emory F. Bunn)
Subject: Re: Speed of Universe Expansion
Date: 25 Nov 1995 07:48:41 GMT
Organization: Physics Department, U.C. Berkeley
In article <email@example.com>,
Bruce Scott TOK <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Look for a popular treatment of the big bang by James Silk. I've
>forgotten the title.
Joseph Silk, actually. The book you're thinking of is probably the
one called "The Big Bang," although he's written a couple of other
popular books, "The Left Hand of Creation" (with John Barrow) and "A
Short History of the Universe." "The Big Bang" and "Short History"
are both pretty good; I haven't read the other one.
Since Joe's my boss, I probably shouldn't mention the competition,
but if you're looking for a popular cosmology book, you might
want to try "The First Three Minutes" by Stephen Weinberg.
("The Big Bang" must have been quite popular when it first came out --
it's been translated into all sorts of languages. Joe has a bunch of
translations on his shelf. There's one -- I think it's in Portuguese
-- entitled "O Big Bang." I like to tell people that that's the