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Black holes and baby universes and other essays

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Bantam trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The bestselling follow-up to Hawking's phenomenal million-copy hardcover bestseller A Brief History of Time is now available in trade paperback. These 14 pieces reveal Hawking variously as the scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen, and--always--the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Readers worldwide have come to know the work of Stephen Hawking through his phenomenal million-copy hardcover best-seller A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Stephen Hawking; S W Hawking
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 0553374117 9780553374117
OCLC Number: 31417527
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 182 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood --
Oxford and Cambridge --
My experience with ALS --
Public attitudes toward science --
A brief history of A brief history --
My position --
Is the end in sight for theoretical physics? --
Einstein's dream --
The origin of the universe --
The quantum mechanics of black holes --
Black holes and baby universes --
Is everything determined? --
The future of the universe --
Desert Island Discs : an interview.
Responsibility: Stephen Hawking.
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The bestselling follow-up to Hawking's phenomenal million-copy hardcover bestseller A Brief History of Time is now available in trade paperback. These 14 pieces reveal Hawking variously as the scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen, and--always--the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Readers worldwide have come to know the work of Stephen Hawking through his phenomenal million-copy hardcover best-seller A Brief History of Time. Bantam is proud to present the paperback edition of Dr. Hawking's first new book since that event, a collection of fascinating and illuminating essays, and a remarkable interview broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, 1992. Hawking's wit, directness of style, and absence of pomp characterize all of them, whether he is remembering his first experience at nursery school; calling for adequate education in science that will enable the public to play its part in making informed decisions on matters such as nuclear disarmament; exploring the origins of the future of the universe; or reflecting on the history of A Brief History of Time. Black Holes and Baby Universes is an important work from one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.

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