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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465081998
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 281
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

David Filkin is the producer of Stephen Hawking’s Universe in collaboration with the independent production company Uden Associates. He is a science documentary maker of international repute and was until 1994 head of BBC Television’s Science Department. He lives in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Finding a Boat to Steer 3
Ch. 1 Sun, Sky and Inspiration 13
Ch. 2 Christian Complications 31
Ch. 3 Seeing the Light 55
Ch. 4 In the Beginning... 77
Ch. 5 Relics, Singularities and Ripples 95
Ch. 6 A Matter of Atoms 115
Ch. 7 The Energy to Create Everything 133
Ch. 8 Searching in the Dark 159
Ch. 9 Exotic Excursions 175
Ch. 10 Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Baffling Quasars 181
Ch. 11 In Search of Black Holes 213
Ch. 12 Blowing It Up Out of All Proportion 233
Ch. 13 Everything Tied Up with String 251
Ch. 14 Stephen Hawking's Universe 269
Index 285
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    The best

    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

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