Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

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Bantam Books, 1994 - Literary Collections - 182 pages
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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 adequate education in science that will enable the public to play its part in making informed decisions on matters such as nuclear disarmament; exploring the origins or the future of the universe; or reflecting on the history of "A Brief History Of Time. Black Holes And Baby Universes" is an important work from one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century.

"[Hawking] sprinkles his explanations with a wry sense of humor and a keen awareness that the sciences today delve not only into the far reaches of the cosmos, but into the Inner philosophical world as well".- "New York Times Book Review"

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After he wrote 'A brief history of time', Stephen Hawking wrote another book which I have read. This book, similar to the last one, really gave me a better understanding of cosmology. This book was recommended by one of my dads friends and I recommend it to any science lover. Read full review

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CHILDHOOD
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OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE
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MY EXPERIENCE WITH ALS
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Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Brief History of Time, A Briefer History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell.

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