How did the Universe begin? An overwhelming body of evidence now suggests that the answer to one of the most fundamental questions in science is provided by the Big Bang theory – the idea that all matter, space, energy and time originated from a single, infinitesimally small particle.
This was the second book that I fully authored. Drawing on the most up-to-date ideas and discoveries in cosmology, I chart the history of the expanding Universe, from its explosive beginnings to the formation of stars, galaxies and planets, and the origin of life. This book is one of a series of six called DK Essential Science, edited by John Gribbin.