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Suggested Reading

Popular Cosmology (Books):

  • A Brief History of Time
    by Stephen Hawking
  • Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang
    by Jonathan Allday
  • The Accelerating Universe : Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos
    by Mario Livio (Foreword by Allan Sandage)
  • One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos
    by Neil De Grasse Tyson, et al
  • The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins
    by Alan H. Guth (Foreword by Alan P. Lightman)
  • Quintessence: The Mystery of the Missing Mass in the Universe
    by Lawrence M. Krauss
  • The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
    by Steven Weinberg
  • Measuring the Universe: Our Historic Quest to Chart the Horizons of Space and Time
    by Kitty Ferguson
  • Echo of the Big Bang (discusses the WMAP Mission)
    by Michael D. Lemonick
  • Just Six Numbers : The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe
    by Martin J. Rees
  • How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
    by Janna Levin
  • The Five Ages of the Universe : Inside the Physics of Eternity
    by Fred Adams, Greg Laughlin
  • Before the Beginning : Our Universe and Others (Helix Books)
    by Martin J. Rees
  • In Search of the Edge of Time : Black Holes, White Holes, Wormholes
    by John Gribbin
  • The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos
    by Robert P. Kirshner
  • The Sky Is Not The Limit : Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
    by Neil De Grasse Tyson
  • The Little Book of the Big Bang : A Cosmic Primer
    by Craig J. Hogan (Foreword by Martin Rees)
  • Astrophysical Concepts (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
    by Martin Harwit
  • The Very First Light : The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe
    by John C. Mather, John Boslough
  • Afterglow of Creation : From the Fireball to the Discovery of Cosmic Ripples
    by Marcus Chown
  • The Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    by Brian Greene
  • After the First Three Minutes : The Story of Our Universe
    by T. Padmanabhan
  • The Whole Shebang : A State-Of-The-Universe(s) Report
    by Timothy Ferris
  • Astronomy For Dummies
    by Stephen Maran
  • The Origin of the Universe (Science Masters Series)
    by John D. Barrow
  • The Big Bang
    by Joseph Silk
  • Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy
    by Kip S. Thorne
  • Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
    by Lee Smolin
  • Sizing up the Universe
    by J. Richard Gott & Robert J. Vanderbei

Popular Cosmology (Magazines):

  • Decoding the oldest Light in the Universe; Sky & Telescope, May 2008; 18-23 pp.
    by by Gary Hinshaw and Robert Naeye
  • Misconceptions about the Big Bang; Scientific American, March 2005; 10 pp.
    by by Charles H. Lineweaver and Tamara M. Davis

Advanced Reading:

  • 3K : The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
    by R. B. Partridge
  • Principles of Physical Cosmology
    by Phillip J. E. Peebles
  • Cosmological Physics
    by John A. Peacock

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