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Illustrated a Brief History of Time

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ISBN-10: 0553103741

ISBN-13: 9780553103748

Edition: 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen Hawking, Stephen Hawking

List price: $40.00
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In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing.  It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies.  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 macrocosmic worlds.  These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawkin'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…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He spent his childhood in Munich where his family owned a small machine shop. By the age of twelve, Einstein had taught himself Euclidean Geometry. His family moved to Milan, where he stayed for a year, and he used it as an excuse to drop out of school, which bored him. He finished secondary school in Aarau, Switzerland and entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Einstein graduated in 1900, by studying the notes of a classmate since he did not attend his classes out of boredom, again. His teachers did not like him and would not recomend him for a position in the University. For two years, Einstein worked as a substitute…    

Foreword
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
Albert Einstein
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index