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Brief History of Time From the Big Bang to Black Holes

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ISBN-10: 0553346148

ISBN-13: 9780553346145

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to confront the supreme questions of the nature of time and the universe. Was there a beginning of time? Will there be an end? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? From Galileo and Newton to modern astrophysics, from the breathtakingly cast to the extraordinarily tiny, Professor Hawking leads us on an exhilarating journey to distant galaxies, black holes, alternate dimensions--as close as man has ever ventured to the mind of God. From the vantage point of…    
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List price: $14.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.03" wide x 9.03" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.770
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