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Brief History of Time From the Big Bang to Black Holes

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ISBN-10: 0553380168

ISBN-13: 9780553380163

Edition: 10th 1996

Authors: Stephen Hawking

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A Brief History of Time, published in 1988, was a landmark volume in science writing and in world-wide acclaim and popularity, with more than 9 million copies in print globally. The original edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the ensuing years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic world--observations that have confirmed many of Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book. Now a decade later, this edition updates the chapters throughout to document those advances, and also includes an entirely new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
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