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A Brief History of Time: The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition

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A Brief History of Time, published in 1988, was a landmark volume in science writing and in world-wide acclaim and popularity, with more than 9 million copies in print globally. The original edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the ensuing years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro—and the macrocosmic world—observations that have confirmed many of Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book.

Now a decade later, this edition updates the chapters throughout to document those advances, and also includes an entirely new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and a new introduction. It make vividly clear why A Brief History of Time has transformed our view of the universe.

Synopsis:

Updated throughout, a tenth anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the possibility of time travel and "wormholes" in space. Simultaneous.

About the Author

Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell.

Table of Contents

Our picture of the universe — Space and time — The expanding universe — The uncertainty principle — Elementary particles and the forces of nature — Black holes — Black holes ain't so black — The origin and fate of the universe — The arrow of time — Wormholes and time travel — The unification of physics — Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553896923
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Cosmology
Author:
Hawking, Stephen W.
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Physics-Cosmology
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Physics-Popular
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Astronomy | Cosmology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
212

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Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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