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A brief history of time : the updated and expanded tenth anniversary edition

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : updated and expanded 10th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic worlds. These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 0553109537 9780553109535
OCLC Number: 781438175
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Our picture of the universe --
Space and time --
Expanding universe --
Uncertainty principle --
Elementary particles and the forces of nature --
Black holes --
Black holes ain't so black --
Origin and fate of the universe --
Arrow of time --
Wormholes and time travel --
Unification of physics --
Conclusion: Albert Einstein; Galileo Galilei; Isaac Newton.
Responsibility: Stephen W. Hawking ; illustrations by Ron Miller.

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The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic worlds. These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE), which probed back in time to within 300,000 years of the universe's beginning and revealed wrinkles in the fabric of space-time that he had projected. Eager to bring his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations, as well as his most recent research, for this expanded edition Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel, and updated the original chapters, and added an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel.

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