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Cosmology books for a beginner

  1. Nov 12, 2007 #1
    Hello,

    I am looking for some of the best books regarding cosmology, parallel universes, time travel, dimensions, quantum mechanics, theoretical physics, etc. for a layman. I am interested in the subject and would love to learn more about it. Any advice of where to get started would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2007 #2

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    John Gribbin "In search of the big bang" is a good maths free intro.
    Simon Singh "The big bang" well written but more about the people than the physics?
    Steven Weinberg "The first three minutes" is a slightly more detailed description by one of the top researchers.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2007 #3
    Read "An Elegant Universe" by Brian Green. It covers topics like parallel universes, extra dimensions, sparticles, superstrings and a new discipline called String Theory.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2007 #4
    I suggest you take a look at my website, in particular the book reviews, where I look at lots of books of this type.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2007 #5
    Shrodingers kittens and Shrodingers cat by John Gribbin --> quantumn theory

    and Universe by Freedman and Kaufmann --> cosmology, some astrophysics. Not highly mathematical and well written.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2007 #6

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