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A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: London : Bantam, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an introduction to today's scientific ideas about the cosmos and reviews past theories. Also covers black holes, quarks, antimatter, and other mysteries of physics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 0593015185 9780593015186
OCLC Number: 17265095
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Our picture of the Universe; space and time; the expanding Universe; the uncertainty principle; elementary particles and the forces of nature; black holes; black holes ain't so black; the origin and fate of the Universe; the arrow of time; the unification of physics; Albert Einstein; Galileo Galilei; Isaac Newton.
Responsibility: Stephen W. Hawking ; introduction by Carl Sagan ; illustrations by Ron Miller.

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Was there a beginning of time?, Could time run backwards? and Is the universe infinite are just some of the questions considered in this book for the non-scientific layman. The author begins by  Read more...

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