The Whole Shebang

Author: Timothy Ferris

This is a guide to the central issues in cosmology and the breakthroughs made in recent years: the inflationary universe immediately subsequent to the Big Bang; the discovery and significance of large-scale galactic structure; and the evolution of the many-worlds hypothesis.

The book delves into the big bang; expansion of the Universe; geometry of space; element synthesis; dark matter; cosmic evolution; and aspects of quantum physics as they relate to origin of the Universe and its evolution.