What really happened in the Big Bang? Learn from the experts in the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES The Big Bang is an accessible, authoritative introduction for anyone looking to understand how the universe came to be. The greatest discovery in the history of science is that the universe has not existed forever but was born. There was a day without a yesterday . . . Written by award-winning writer and former astrophysicist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years ago all matter, energy, space – and even time – erupted into being in a titanic fireball. This mind-bending book addresses the big questions: What was the Big Bang? What drove the Big bang? And what happened before the Big Bang? Inside you’ll discover: – What Einstein missed – Why the universe is expanding – The elements that made up the Big Bang – Where the universe came from – And much more . . . The evidence for the Big Bang, it turns out, is all around us… Learn about other topics in the Ladybird Experts series including Gravity, Quantum Physics, Climate Change and Evolution. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.