cloth, 8vo viii+198 pp., num ills the famous first book by cosmologist Stephen Hawking; very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. He held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663, for thirty years. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.
Review: Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Hawking attempts to reveal these questions (and where we're looking for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time, and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; these concepts are so vast (or so tiny) as to cause vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions. The journey is certainly worth taking, for, as Hawking says, the reward of understanding the universe may be a glimpse of "the mind of God." --Therese Littleton
Titel: A Brief History of Time from the Big Bang to...
Verlag: London, Bantam Press
Buchbeschreibung Bantam Press, London, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Bantam Press 1990; Illustrated, good to very good in dust jacket; 198 pages. Artikel-Nr. 30826
Buchbeschreibung London etc., Bantam Press., 1990. 16 cm x 24 cm. X, 198 pages. With many illustrations. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding. Includes the following chapters: Our Picture of the Universe / Space and Time / The Expanding Universe / The Uncertainty Principle / Elementary Particles and the Forces of Nature / Black Holes Ain't So Black / The Origin and Fate of the Universe / The Unification of Physics / Albert Einstein / Galileo Galilei / Isaac Newton etc. "Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Hawking is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the US. In 2002, Hawking was ranked number 25 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009 and has achieved commercial success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; his book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks." (Wikipedia). "Always in the clearest, most accessible terms Stephen Hawking reviews the great theories of the cosmos, from Galileo and Newton to Einstein and Poincare, and then moves on into deepest space for the greatest intellectual adventure of all. Could time run backwards? Will a 'no boundary' universe replace the big bang theory? What happens in a universe with eleven dimensions? These are just some of the questions considered with devastating lucidity and brilliance in A Brief History of Time, a work that is bound to become a classic of its kind." (Publisher). Artikel-Nr. 44127AB