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

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1997, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam edView all editions and formats
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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book deals with these questions and more.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 0553176986 9780553176988
OCLC Number: 52719665
Notes: Includes index.
Reprint. Originally published: London : Bantam Press, 1988.
Awards: Winner of Aventis Prizes for Science Books: Junior Prize 1989.
Description: xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction / by Carl Sagan --
[ch.] 1. Our picture of the universe --
[ch.] 2. Space and time --
[ch.] 3. The expanding universe --
[ch.] 4. The uncertainty principle --
[ch.] 5. Elementary particles and the forces of nature --
[ch.] 6. Black holes --
[ch.] 7. Black holes ain't so black --
[ch.] 8. The origin and fate of the universe --
[ch.] 9. The arrow of time --
[ch.] 10. The unification of physics --
[ch.] 11. Conclusion --
Albert Einstein --
Galileo Galilei --
Isaac Newton --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen W. Hawking ; introduction by Carl Sagan ; illustrations by Ron Miller.

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