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Black Holes and Baby Universes And Other Essays

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ISBN-10: 0553374117

ISBN-13: 9780553374117

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Hawking

List price: $18.00
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Readers worldwide have come to know the work of  Stephen Hawking through his phenomenal million-copy  hardcover best-seller A Brief History of Time. Bantam is proud to present the  paperback edition of Dr. Hawking's first new book  since that event, a collection of fascinating and  illuminating essays, and a remarkable interview  broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Day, 1992. These  fourteen pieces reveal Hawking variously as the  scientist, the man, the concerned world citizen,  and-always-the rigorous and imaginative thinker.  Hawking's wit, directness of style, and absence of pomp  characterize all of them, whether he is  remembering his first experience at nursery school; calling  for…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
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…    

Preface
Childhood
Oxford and Cambridge
My Experience with ALS
Public Attitudes Toward Science
A Brief History of A Brief History
My Position
Is the End in Sight for Theoretical Physics?
Einstein's Dream
The Origin of the Universe
The Quantum Mechanics of Black Holes
Black Holes and Baby Universes
Is Everything Determined?
The Future of the Universe
Desert Island Discs: An Interview