an exciting exploration of space and emerging science
while you don’t have to have read the first two books in the series there are pieces for each of the first two books wrapped into the story of the third. If you know about Dr. Reeper and Pookie, Cosmos and the real cosmic adventures you’ll enjoy this book even more.
In this third science adventure George finds himself surrounded by change. Freddy really has gotten too big for the backyard. His new baby sisters are loud and demanding – twins take both parents. Annie has some new friends and George doesn’t know quite where he fits in anymore. On top of that Eric has the opportunity to begin working on one of the biggest science experiments of all time. He’s going to be working at the Large Hadron Collider to explore the earliest moments of the Universe – the big bang.
It would be a dream job, but TOERAG (‘Theory of Everything Resists Addition of Gravity’) an anti-science group of protesters, are claiming the Collider will create a black hole and destroy the world. Everything is not as it seems – is anything ever? George and Annie discover a plot to try and destroy the experiment and the collider and cause a huge set back for all science. George and Annie have to find a way to outwit this group intent on stopping the experiment forever. Will they be in time to expose the plot and keep Eric safe? Of course – but it is great fun discovering how they do it and learning some of the science that is currently being discovered and explored. The mix of story and science (though some of that science is pretty dense!) make George and the Big Bang a great book to read and explore. Read all three and find someone to discuss the science essays with even further. It is especially fun to explore information about space at George’s website. Enjoy!