A Briefer History of Time

A Briefer History of Time

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by Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0553804367

ISBN-13: 9780553804362

Pub. Date: 09/27/2005

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
 
Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space

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FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
 
Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe—A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.
 
Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553804362
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
273,751
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Foreword     1
Thinking About the Universe     3
Our Evolving Picture of the Universe     6
The Nature of a Scientific Theory     13
Newton's Universe     19
Relativity     26
Curved Space     38
The Expanding Universe     50
The Big Bang, Black Holes, and the Evolution of the Universe     68
Quantum Gravity     86
Wormholes and Time Travel     104
The Forces of Nature and the Unification of Physics     117
Conclusion     138
Albert Einstein     143
Galileo Galilei     145
Isaac Newton     147
Glossary     149
Index     155

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