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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE-AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME. In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe. Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists' efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe. With his characteristic mastery of language, his sense of humor and commitment to plain speaking, Stephen Hawking invites us to know him better-and to share his passion for the voyage of intellect and imagination that has opened new ways to understanding the very nature of the cosmos.

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

Childhood — Oxford and Cambridge — My experience with ALS — Public attitudes toward science — A brief history of A brief history — My position — Is the end in sight for theoretical physics? — Einstein's dream — The origin of the universe — The quantum mechanics of black holes — Black holes and baby universes — Is everything determined? — The future of the universe — Desert Island Discs : an interview

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307790453
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
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Publication Date:
19940901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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