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Briefer History of Time

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ISBN-10: 0553804367

ISBN-13: 9780553804362

Edition: 2005

Authors: Erik Davies, Leonard Mlodinow, Stephen Hawking

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In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the intervening years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic worlds. These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking'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 to within 300,000 years of…    
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. He received bachelor's degrees in math and physics and a master's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Bantrell Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and then became an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, Germany. In the 1980s, he wrote for numerous television shows including MacGyver, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Night Court. In 1993, he decided to switch to computer gaming and became producer, executive producer and designer of…    

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…    

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Thinking About the Universe
Our Evolving Picture of the Universe
The Nature of a Scientific Theory
Newton's Universe
Relativity
Curved Space
The Expanding Universe
The Big Bang, Black Holes, and the Evolution of the Universe
Quantum Gravity
Wormholes and Time Travel
The Forces of Nature and the Unification of Physics
Conclusion
Albert Einstein
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Glossary