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A brief history of time

Author: Stephen Hawking; Erik Davies
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A brief history of time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of god in creation, the history and fututre of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking; Erik Davies
ISBN: 0375728333 9780375728334
OCLC Number: 61397055
Description: 272 pages (large print) ; 23 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 --
Wormholes and time travel --
The unification of physics --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Hawking.

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Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A brief history of time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of god in creation, the history and fututre of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for A briefer histroy of time: its author's wish to make its content more accessible to readers - as well as bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.

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