Could you please help me by suggesting some books that tell the story of how "stuff" ( I mean the stuff we discuss in physics ) such as origin of matter from a universe with nothing but energy, origins of wave, gravity, electromagnetic forces etc in the course of the evolution of cosmos after the Big Bang? For instance, some of the questions of which I would like to know answers: 1. In the embryonic universe, there was nothing but energy. All the energy that still exists today in the universe. Were there any waves in the "pool" of the packets of energy in the early universe in which there was no matter? If waves appeared first in the universe of matters, how/ why did wave from? 2. At certain point in the embryonic universe, matter appeared. What would happen if matter didn't form out of energy? 3. At certain point of the life of the universe, forces like strong and weak nuclear electromagnetic force, gravitational force appeared. What did it mean for the universe to give birth to such forces? What changed? What would happen to the expanding universe if they did not appear?