A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac
by Eric Schulman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2004
Number of pages: 207
From the Big Bang to the evolution of humans and the resignation of Richard Nixon, an astronomer offers a highly irreverent, historically entertaining, and scientifically correct overview of the most important cosmic milestones since the beginning of time.
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