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Universe in a Nutshell

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ISBN-10: 055371449X

ISBN-13: 9780553714494

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen W. Hawking, Simon Prebble

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Read by 5 CD's Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is after the Grail of science-the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He involves us in the attempts at uncovering its secrets-from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality, and now, at the very frontiers of science, superstring theory and p-branes. He shares his eagerness to "combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into a complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe." With characteristic exuberance, Hawking invites us to be fellow…    
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Book details

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Binding: Compact Disc 
Size: 5.75" wide x 5.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. As a student at Oxford University, Hawking studied Physics, and after three years was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science. After gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became a Research Fellow, and later on a Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Widely regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking has held the post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge since 1979. Most famous for his research on black holes, he has written the books A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes, a collection of essays published…    

Simon Prebble, a veteran British narrator and performer of considerable experience and talent, has enjoyed a varied career from Shakespeare to soap opera. One of AudioFile's lauded Golden Voices, he has recorded over 250 audiobooks, and his performances have received critical acclaim both in the US and the UK.