Suggested reading list for books on the Big Bang, Dark Matter, etc.

Popular magazine articles

  1. Peebles, P.J.E., Schramm, D.N., Turner, E.L., & Kron, R.G., The case for the relativistic hot Big Bang cosmology, Nature, 352(1991)769
  2. Gribbon, J., Dark matter and the universe, Science, Inside Science, 19 March 1994
  3. Monda, R., Shedding light on dark matter, Astronomy, Feb 1992, p.45
  4. Rubin, V., Special Issue of SciAm, 1998.

Popular books

  1. Barrow, J.D. Theories of Everything, Ballantine, N.Y., 1992.
  2. Barrow, J. D. and Silk,J., The Left Hand of Creation, Basic.
  3. Carrigan, R.A. and Trower, W.P., Particle Physics in the Cosmos, Readings from Scientific American, Freeman, 1989.
  4. Carrigan, R.A. and Trower, W.P., Particles and Forces: At the Heart of the Matter, Readings from Scientific American, Freeman, 1990.
  5. Davies, P.C.W., The Edge of Infinity, Dent, London, 1981.
  6. Davies P.C.W. and Brown, J., Superstrings: a theory of everything, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1988.
  7. Ferris, T., Coming of Age in the Milky Way, The Bodley Head, London, 1988; The Red Limit, Bantam.
  8. Gribbin, J. and Rees, M.J., Cosmic Coincidences: Dark Matter, Mankind, and Anthropic Cosmology, Bantam, NY, 1989.
  9. Gribbin, J., In Search of the Big Bang, Bantam.
  10. Hawking, S.W., A Brief History of Time, Bantam, NY, 1988.
  11. Kaufmann, W. 1977. The Cosmic Frontiers of General Relativity, Little Brown, Boston, 1977.
  12. Krauss, L. The Fifth Essence: the search for dark matter in the universe, Basic Books, NY, 1989.
  13. Lederman, L. and Schramm, D.N., From Quarks to the Cosmos, Scientific American Library, W.H. Freeman, 1989.
  14. Riordan, M. and Schramm, D. The Shadows of Creation, Freeman, 1991.
  15. Pagels, H., Perfect Symmetry, M. Joseph, London, 1985.
  16. Silk, J., The Big Bang, (2nd ed.), W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, 1988.
  17. Weinberg, S., Dreams of an Ultimate Theory, Basic Books NY, 1993.
  18. Zee, A., Fearful Symmetry, Macmillan, NY, 1986.

Books intermediate in difficulty, but non-mathematical

  1. Barrow, J.D., The World Within the World, Oxford U.P., Oxford, 1988.
  2. Berendzen, R., Hart, R. and Seeley, D., Man Discovers the Galaxies, Science History Publications, NY 1976.
  3. Close, F., The Cosmic Onion, Heinemann, London, 1983.
  4. Cornell, J., ed. Bubbles, Voids and Bumps in the New Cosmology, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1989.
  5. Davies, P.C.W., ed. The New Physics, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1989.
  6. Drees, W., Beyond the Big Bang: Quantum Cosmology and God, Open Court, La Salle, 1990.
  7. Harrison, E., Cosmology: The Science of the Universe, C. U. P., 1981.
  8. Longair, M., The Origins of the Universe, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1990.
  9. Luminet, J-P., Black Holes, Cambridge UP, Cambridge 1993.
  10. Peat, F.D., Superstrings and the Search for a Theory of Everything, Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1988.
  11. Shu, F. The Physical Universe, Mill Valley, Calif., University Science Books, 1982
  12. Tayler, R.J., Hidden Matter, Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1991.
  13. Weinberg, S., The First Three Minutes, Basic Books, NY, 1977.

Technical books, for people with some physical science background

  1. Barrow, J.D. and Tipler, F.J., The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, Oxford UP, Oxford and NY, 1986.
  2. Kolb, E. and Turner, M.S., The Early Universe, Addison Wesley, Redwood City Calif., 1990.
  3. Linde A., Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology, Harwood, NY, 1990.
  4. Narlikar, J.V., Introduction to Cosmology (2nd edition), Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1993.
  5. Padmanabhan, T., Structure Formation in the Universe, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1993
  6. Peebles, P.J., Principles of Physical Cosmology, Princeton UP, Princeton NJ, 1993.
  7. Tryon, E.P., Cosmic Inflation, in The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, vol.3, pp. 709-43, Academic Press, NY, 1987.
  8. Vilenkin, A. and Shellard, E.P.S., Cosmic Strings and Other Topological Defects, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 1993.

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