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A brief history of time from the big bang to black holes /

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...

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Main Author: Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018,
Other Authors: Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996,, Miller, Ron, 1947-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Toronto : Bantam Books, 1988.
Physical Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Summary: 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.
Item Description: Includes index.
Our picture of the universe -- Space and time -- Expanding universe -- Uncertainty principle -- Elementary particles and the forces of nature -- Black holes -- Black holes ain't so black -- Origin and fate of the universe -- Arrow of time -- Unification of physics.
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.
Physical Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes index.
ISBN: 0553052438
9780553052435
055305340X
9780553053401
0553346148
9780553346145
0593015185
9780593015186