The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steven Weinberg
Narrator: Raymond Todd
Genres: Science & Technology, Astronomy & Physics
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: December 2001
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 36 minutes
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Overview

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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.

Reviews (1)

First Three Minutes

Written by Reed from Boise, ID on August 13th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I really loved a short History of Nearly Everything and I hoped that this book about the creation of the universe would be similar but it was very hard to follow and not very interesting for me.

Author Details

Author Details

Weinberg, Steven

"Steven Weinberg was educated at Cornell, Copenhagen, and Princeton, and taught at Columbia, Berkeley, M.I.T., and Harvard, where from 1973 to 1982 he was Higgins Professor of Physics. In 1982 he moved to The University of Texas at Austin and founded its Theory Group. At Texas he holds the Josey Regental Chair of Science and is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments.

His research has spanned a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, and cosmology, and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics, the Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Madison Medal of Princeton University, and the Oppenheimer Prize.

He also holds honorary doctoral degrees from a dozen universities. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the Royal Society of London, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Astronomical Union, and the American Philosophical Society.

In addition to the well-known treatise, Gravitation and Cosmology, he has written several books for general readers, including the prize-winning The First Three Minutes (now translated into 22 foreign languages), The Discovery of Subatomic Particles, and most recently Dreams of a Final Theory. He has written a textbook The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. I. and Vol. II."