Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained / Edition 1

Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained / Edition 1

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by David Filkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465081991

ISBN-13: 9780465081998

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawking’s Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from

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Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawking’s Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from each other at an extraordinary speed. It was this understanding of the movement of galaxies that allowed scientists to develop a theory of how the universe was created—the Big Bang theory. Working with this theory, Stephen Hawking and other physicists felt challenged to come up with a scientific picture that would tackle the fundamental question: what is the nature of the universe? Stephen Hawking’s Universe charts this work and provides simple explanations for phenomena that arouse our curiosity. This work is a voyage of discovery with an astonishing set of conclusions that will enable us to understand how matter can be produced from nothing at all and will provide us with an explanation for the basis of our existence and that of everything around us.

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ISBN-13:
9780465081998
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.84(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Finding a Boat to Steer3
Ch. 1Sun, Sky and Inspiration13
Ch. 2Christian Complications31
Ch. 3Seeing the Light55
Ch. 4In the Beginning...77
Ch. 5Relics, Singularities and Ripples95
Ch. 6A Matter of Atoms115
Ch. 7The Energy to Create Everything133
Ch. 8Searching in the Dark159
Ch. 9Exotic Excursions175
Ch. 10Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Baffling Quasars181
Ch. 11In Search of Black Holes213
Ch. 12Blowing It Up Out of All Proportion233
Ch. 13Everything Tied Up with String251
Ch. 14Stephen Hawking's Universe269
Index285

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Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I am 13 and I have recently recived this book. I have always been interested in Stephen Hawking's books. Stephen Hawkings Universe The Cosmos Explained is one of the best yet. I extremly enjoyed how he put the universe in a way I could understand it. There are also some other interesting facts. Like how time was invested. I truly recomend this book