A Brief History of Time

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Random House Publishing Group, May 4, 2011 - Science - 224 pages
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A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.
 

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I followed alone fairly well for the first half of the book but I won't pretend to understand all of it. I remember a lot of the concepts from high school and previous personal research. Not only does ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One Our Picture of the Universe
15
Chapter Three The Expanding Universe
37
Chapter Four The Uncertainty Principle
55
Chapter Six Black Holes
83
Chapter Seven Black Holes Aint So Black
103
Chapter Eight The Origin and Fate of the Universe
119
Chapter Nine The Arrow of Time
147
Chapter Eleven The Unification of Physics
171
Chapter Twelve Conclusion
187
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
205
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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 Briefer History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell.




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