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Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained

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Stephen Hawkings A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawkings Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from each other at an extraordinary speed. It was this understanding of the movement of galaxies that allowed scientists to develop a theory of how the universe was created—the Big Bang theory. Working with this theory, Stephen Hawking and other physicists felt challenged to come up with a scientific picture that would tackle the fundamental question: what is the nature of the universe? Stephen Hawkings Universe charts this work and provides simple explanations for phenomena that arouse our curiosity. This work is a voyage of discovery with an astonishing set of conclusions that will enable us to understand how matter can be produced from nothing at all and will provide us with an explanation for the basis of our existence and that of everything around us.

Synopsis:

The companion to the popular PBS series. For everyone who bought A Brief History of Time (9 million so far) but had trouble understanding it, this is a simple, easily accessible explanation of the same ideas—and an introduction to the people behind them.

About the Author

David Filkin is the producer of Stephen Hawkings Universe in collaboration with the independent production company Uden Associates. He is a science documentary maker of international repute and was until 1994 head of BBC Televisions Science Department. He lives in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

Table of Contents

  1. ch. 1.Sun, sky and inspiration
  2. ch. 2.Christian complications
  3. ch. 3.Seeing the light
  4. ch. 4.In the beginning
  5. ch. 5.Relics, singularities and ripples
  6. ch. 6.Matter of atoms
  7. ch. 7.Energy to create everything
  8. ch. 8.Searching in the dark
  9. ch. 9.Exotic excursions
  10. ch. 10.Extraterrestrial intelligence and the baffling quasars
  11. ch. 11.In search of black holes
  12. ch. 12.Blowing it up out of all proportion
  13. ch. 13.Everything tied up with string
  14. ch. 14.Stephen Hawking's universe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465081981
Subtitle:
The Cosmos Explained
Foreword:
Hawking, Stephen
Author:
Filkin, David
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Hawking, s. w. (stephen w.), 1942-
Subject:
Hawking, S. W
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1409
Publication Date:
19981009
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.38 in 25 oz

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