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The Whole Shebang

by Timothy Ferris
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. 400 pages.

"We live in a changing universe, and few things are changing faster than our conception of it." So begins The Whole Shebang, in which Ferris, the author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way, provides an excellent popular synthesis of the state of the art in cosmology. James Gleick exults, "What luck that the universe has Tim Ferris to report on its condition!"