The First Three Minutes
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Author: Steven Weinberg
Narrator: Raymond Todd
Length: 5 hours (Unabridged)
Format: Encoded Windows Media
Only Available in the US, Canada, the Philippines and Mexico
© 2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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
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 scientifically irrational.--Jeremy Bernstein, New Yorker
His book is science writing at its
best.--Martin Gardner, New York Review of
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.
Steven Weinberg received the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics for his
work in unifying two of the fundamental forces of nature, and in 1991 he was awarded the National Medal of Science
at the White House. His earlier prize-winning book The First Three Minutes is the classic account of the "Big
Bang," the modern theory of the origin of the universe. Among his other books are The Theory of Subatomic Particles
and Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity. Steven Weinberg is
a member of the Royal Society of London as well as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and has been awarded
numerous honorary degrees, most recently from Columbia University and the Universities of Salamanca and
Raymond Todd is an actor-director in the theater, a poet, a jazz
trombonist, and a documentary filmmaker who lives in New York.