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The Biggest Picture: From the Big Bang to the Development of the Big Bang Theory by Wendy Curtis presents the scientific community’s best theories about major events, from the Big Bang until present times. Beginning with the Big Bang and the creation of the simplest of the elements, it discusses the formation of stars and other heavy elements. Scientific theories of the birth of the sun and the solar system, as well as the concepts of evolution of life on earth are the topics to follow next. The path life takes, from the early dinosaurs to mammals, from control of fire to hunting and agriculture, and from civilization to civilization with different social stratification methodology is addressed both historically and practically, appropriate for any information seeker. The model of the universe presented here, the one evolving through time from a singularity, is in line with the theories extant on the subject.
The Biggest Picture: From the Big Bang to the Development of the Big Bang Theory by Wendy Curtis acquaints the reader with all that has happened in the past that leads to the present, and in a format that retains one's interest. A well formed index and intuitive internal organization of the book make it good for reference. This book is therefore useful both as study material for the uninitiated and as a source of consultation for the well informed. With high quality illustrations and a crisp and lively write up, this book is a worthy addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in oneself or one's surroundings.