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The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe


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In physicist Stephen Hawking's brilliant opus, A Brief History of Time, he presented us with a bold new look at our universe, how it began, and how our old views of physics and tired theories about the creation of the universe were no longer relevant. In other words, Hawking gave us a new look at our world, our universe, and ourselves. Now, available for the first time in trade paperback, Hawking presents an even more comprehensive look at our universe, its creation, and how we see ourselves within it. Imagine sitting in a comfortable room listening to Hawking discuss his latest theories and place them in historical context with science's other great achievements--it would be like hearing Christopher Columbus deliver the news about the new world. Hawking presents a series of seven lectures in which he describes, more clearly than ever, the history of the universe as we know it. He begins with the history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle's idea that the Earth is round to Hubble's discovery two millennium later that our universe is growing. Using this history as a launching pad, Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

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Originally published in 1996, these seven lectures describe the history of the universe. Along the way, Hawking (mathematics, Cambridge University) explains previous ideas about the universe, describes the nature of black holes, and presents a theory of space- time. He also poses the questions still unanswered by physics, and especially considers the problems with synthesizing existing, partial theories into a unified, totalizing theory.
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The Origin and Fate of the Universe
Hawking, Stephen W.
Hawking, S. W.
New Millennium Press
Beverly Hills, CA
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Publication Date:
June 2002
xii, 176 p.
8.26x5.38x.77 in. .76 lbs.

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