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How to Build a Universe: From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

Ben Gilliland

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Prose: non-fiction, Popular astronomy & space

Ben Gilliland, author of the Metro's popular MetroCosm column, explains how the idea of the Universe 'being born' came to be, with a step-by-step guide to creating a cosmos.

From the first particles of matter and atomic building-blocks to hydrogen fusion, large galaxies and supermassive black holes, with a healthy dose of history and fun facts to glue everything together, this is your very own guide to How to Build a Universe.

Using a mixture of eye-catching graphics, humour and structured narrative, in How to Build a Universe, Metro columnist Ben Gilliland explains the complex concepts surrounding the birth and development of the galaxies, without overwhelming or patronising the reader.

Gilliland demonstrates how the cosmos came to be - from the formation of the first particles in the Big Bang to the development of the first stars, galaxies, planets and leading up to the present day and where the future of the universe might lie. Each chapter has an ongoing narrative, building the universe piece by piece, with graphics and fact boxes interspersed throughout.

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