To the Ends of the Universe by Heather Couper
A Voyage through Life Space and TimeAs we stand at the threshold to the new Millennium everyone's mind is focusing on the really Big Mysteries. How did our Universe begin - and where did it come from? Does it contain the seeds of its own destruction in the shape of black holes? And do we share our Universe with alien intelligences?In this book bestselling science writers Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest undertake a gripping journey of discovery in their search for the answers. Along the way they investigate how we know the Universe began in a Big Bang the chaotic first few moments of creation; how a black hole can give birth to a baby universe; the definitive proof that black holes really exist; how life began; and the chances of making contact with extraterrestrial intelligence.