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The universe in a nutshell

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science-the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe-from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 055380202X 9780553802023 0593048156 9780593048153 9780965326940 0965326942
OCLC Number: 46959876
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Aventis Prize for Science Books 2002
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: A brief history of relativity. How Einstein laid the foundations of the two fundamental theories of the twentieth-century : general relativity and quantum theory --
The shape of time. Einstein's general relativity gives time a shape : how this can be reconciled with quantum theory --
The universe in a nutshell. The universe has multiple histories, each of which is determined by a tiny nut --
Predicting the future. How the loss of information in black holes may reduce our ability to predict the future --
Protecting the past. Is time travel possible? Could an advanced civilization go back and change the past? --
Our future? Star Trek or not?. How biological and electronic life will go on developing in complexity at an ever increasing rate --
Brane new world. Do we live on a brane or are we just holograms?
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In a fascinating and accessible discussion that ranges from quantum mechanics, to time travel, black holes to uncertainty theory, to the search for science's Holy Grail - the unified field theory (or  Read more...

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