The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell

by Stephen Hawking
The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell

by Stephen Hawking
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Overview

Stephen Hawking, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. This deluxe volume collects two of his landmark books of scientific writing, abundantly illustrated in full color.
 
The Illustrated A Brief History of Time is a classic study of cosmology featuring chapters on black holes, wormholes, time travel, the expanding universe, the uncertainty principle, Einstein's theories of relativity, elementary particles, and the origin and fate of the universe. Enhanced with satellite images and photographs made possible by the Hubble Space Telescope, this book provides the fascinating story of the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of space and time.
 
The Universe in a Nutshell offers a cutting-edge look at theoretical physics, and the search for the elusive "Theory of Everything" that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessible and often playful style, Hawking guides the readers through such topics as supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, M-theory, holography, and duality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385365413
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication date: 09/29/2016
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 46,535
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Stephen Hawking (b. Jan. 8, 1942 - d. Mar. 14, 2018) was a renowned English physicist whose research on black holes, general relativity, and quantum mechanics revolutionized human understanding of the cosmos. He held Isaac Newton's chair as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and authored several books including Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Grand Design, and the ground-breaking bestseller A Brief History of Time. A film adaptation of his life story, The Theory of Everything, was released in 2014 based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity by his first wife Jane Hawking.

Hometown:

Cambridge, England

Date of Birth:

January 8, 1942

Date of Death:

March 14, 2018

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England
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