Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)
Most widely held works about S. W Hawking
Most widely held works by S. W Hawking
A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes by S. W Hawking ( Book )
207 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 6,464 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to today's scientific ideas about the cosmos and reviews past theories. Also covers black holes, quarks, antimatter, and other mysteries of physics.
The universe in a nutshell by S. W Hawking ( Book )
56 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 3,950 libraries worldwide
In this book Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science-the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe-from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut.
Black holes and baby universes and other essays by S. W Hawking ( Book )
81 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 13 languages and held by 3,246 libraries worldwide
"In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, he has opened our minds to today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. Now Stephen Hawking returns to shed new light on the darkest regions of space and time...and to reveal an extraordinary array of possibilities for our understanding of the universe." "These thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview broadcast over the BBC on Christmas day 1992 range from the autobiographical to the purely scientific. Building on his earlier work, Stephen Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists' efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe, a concept that he believes will come to seem as natural to the next generation as the idea that the world is round." "With the great unfolding mysteries of the universe as a backdrop, Stephen Hawking also reflects on free will, the value of life, and his perceptions of death. He looks at how science theory converges with - and diverges from - science fiction, as well as how science fact interfaces with our own lives." "The pieces in this collection reveal Stephen Hawking variously as the scientist, the concerned world citizen, the man, and - always - the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Severely disabled by ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease - he describes the way in which this has affected but not constrained his personal and intellectual life: from the special computer technology that lets him translate his thoughts into words and his words into sounds, enabling him to write and speak, to the process of evolving his ideas, teaching his students, and working with his colleagues.".
The grand design by S. W Hawking ( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,904 libraries worldwide
Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk), University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time) deftly mixes cutting-edge physics to answer three key questions-- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other?-- and explains that scientists are approaching what is called "M-theory," a collection of overlapping theories (including string theory) that fill in many (but not all) the blank spots in quantum physics. This collection is known as the "Grand Unified Field Theories."
A briefer history of time by S. W Hawking ( Book )
60 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 2,682 libraries worldwide
In the years since the publication of Hawking's A Brief History of Time, readers have repeatedly told Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the reason for A Briefer History: his wish to make its content more accessible to readers--as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of recent progress, from string theory to exciting developments in the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.--From publisher description.
God created the integers : the mathematical breakthroughs that changed history ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,945 libraries worldwide
Includes works by : Euclid, Archimedes, Diophantus, Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Pierre Simon De LaPlace, Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, George Boole, Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann, Karl Weierstrass, Richard Julius Wilhelm Dedekind, Georg Cantor, Henri Lebesgue, Kurt Godel, Alan Mathison Turing.
The nature of space and time by S. W Hawking ( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,825 libraries worldwide
Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Two of the world's most famous physicists--Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose--disagree on this. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with a final debate, all originally presented at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.--From publisher description.
On the shoulders of giants : the great works of physics and astronomy ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
The world-renowned physicist presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed the perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of seven classic works on physics and astronomy. Features landmark writings by some of the world's great thinkers, including Copernicus, Newton, and Kepler. Illustrations.
The theory of everything : the origin and fate of the universe by S. W Hawking ( Book )
43 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,751 libraries worldwide
21st Century Science Grant.
The illustrated A brief history of time by S. W Hawking ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been 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 the universe's beginning and revealed wrinkles in the fabric of space-time that he had projected. Eager to bring his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations, as well as his most recent research, for this expanded edition Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel, and updated the original chapters. This edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made possible by spectacular technological advances such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer-generated images of three and four dimensional realities.
George's secret key to the universe by Lucy Hawking ( Book )
38 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist.
Stephen Hawking's A brief history of time : a reader's companion ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Contains personal interviews of nine people who know Professor Hawking describing him, his life, and work, finally Professor Hawking talks about himself.
Stephen Hawking's universe ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
Presents the latest advances in cosmological thought, including the mathematics of astronomy, the Big Bang theory of creation, the nature of matter, the discovery and implications of dark matter, quasars and black holes, and the question of how the Big Bang began.
The future of spacetime ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
"Our minds tell us that some things in the universe must be true. The new physics tells us that they are not, and in the process it blurs the line between science and science fiction. Here are six essays by those who walk that line, moving ever further out in discovering the patterns of nature, aimed at readers who share their fascination with the deepest mysteries of the universe."--BOOK JACKET.
A stubbornly persistent illusion : the essential scientific works of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Brings together a compilation of the most important works by Albert Einstein, presenting his papers on the Theory of Relativity, quantum theory, statistical mechanics, the photoelectric effect, and other studies that transformed modern physics.
A brief history of time ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking.
Three hundred years of gravitation ( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
The large scale structure of space-time by S. W Hawking ( Book )
33 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 838 libraries worldwide
George's cosmic treasure hunt by Lucy Hawking ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 779 libraries worldwide
George is heartbroken when his neighbor Annie and her space-scientist father move to Florida, but when Annie sends him a secret message telling him she has been contacted by aliens with a terrible warning, he joins her in a galaxy-wide search for answers. Includes scientific essays on space travel.
Hawking on the big bang and black holes by S. W Hawking ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Astronomy Astrophysics Audiobooks Audiobooks Big bang theory Biography Black holes (Astronomy) Conference proceedings Cosmology Cosmology--Research Documentary television programs Early works Einstein, Albert,--1879-1955 Expanding universe Exploration of outer space Extraterrestrial beings Fiction Films for the hearing impaired General relativity (Physics) Gravitation Great Britain Hawking, Jane Hawking, S. W. History Inventions Juvenile works Large type books Life on other planets Mathematical physics Mathematicians Mathematics Outer space Philosophy Physicists Physicists' spouses Physics Physics--Research Popular works Quantum theory Relativity (Physics) Science fiction Science--Philosophy Science television programs Solar system Space and time Supergravity Superstring theories Talking books Unified field theories Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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