By Mike Perricone
 
Less than a hundred years ago, science debated whether the cosmic array of stars and galaxies extended beyond the Milky Way. Beginning with an overview of the scientific method, "The Big Bang" follows the pioneering observations of Edwin Hubble and the early insights in cosmological theory by Alexander Friedmann and Father Georges Lemaitre. Dramatic discoveries of the cosmic microwave background and the accelerating expansion of the universe set the stage for new evidence about big bang origins. Published by Chelsea House, New York, 2009; ISBN: 1604130156. Available at Amazon.com; Borders; Blackwell: The Knowledge Retailer (UK)NHBS: Everything for Wildlife, Science and the Environment; and other booksellers.
 
Mike's Background 
 
From 1997 to 2007, Senior Editor and science writer in the Office of Public Affairs at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois -- home to the Tevatron, the world’s highest-energy particle collider until surpassed by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. . .Former Editor of “FermiNews,” and Executive Editor of “symmetry,” both award-winning publications. More than 35 years in journalism, including 12 years as a sportswriter at The Chicago Sun-Times covering professional hockey (the Chicago Blackhawks). . . Scence writing has included magazines, web articles, books. Primary focus: particle physics and astrophysics, but interests are wide-ranging. Deadlines a specialty. . .Author of "THE BIG BANG"; also author of "FROM DEADLINES TO DIAPERS: Journal of an At-Home Father" (Noble Press, Chicago; 1992)


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