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

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: London : Bantam, 2011, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... [This book] begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from [Isaac] Newton to [Albert] Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time - from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and string theory. ..."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 9780857501004 0857501003
OCLC Number: 747917377
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Aventis Prize for Science Books 1989
Description: xi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / Stephen Hawking --
1. Our picture of the Universe --
2. Space and time --
3. The expanding Universe --
4. The [Heisenberg] uncertainty principle --
5. Elementary particles and the forces of nature --
6. Black holes --
7. Black holes ain't so black --
8. The origin and fate of the Universe --
9. The arrow of time --
10. Wormholes and time travel --
11. The unification of physics --
12. Conclusion --
Albert Einstein --
Galileo Galilei --
Isaac Newton.
Responsibility: Stephen Hawking.

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