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Hawking, Stephen 1942-

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A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
177 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 8,290 WorldCat member 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 grand design by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
33 editions published between 1120 and 2013 in English and held by 3,917 WorldCat member 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."
The universe in a nutshell by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 3,875 WorldCat member 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
A briefer history of time by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
90 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,276 WorldCat member 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
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking ( Recording )
53 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen W. Hawking, widely regarded as the most brilliant physicist since Einstein, discusses in a friendly and self-deprecating manner age-old questions about the origin and fate of the universe. Difficult concepts are made simple by Hawking's familiar, accessible prose
God created the integers : the mathematical breakthroughs that changed history by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,806 WorldCat member 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 illustrated A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
213 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 2,425 WorldCat member 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
A stubbornly persistent illusion : the essential scientific writings of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein ( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,341 WorldCat member 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
George's secret key to the universe by Lucy Hawking ( Book )
61 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member 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
The nature of space and time by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,019 WorldCat member 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
The large scale structure of space-time by Stephen Hawking ( )
68 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its predictions concerning black holes and singularities in space-time itself
On the shoulders of giants : the great works of physics and astronomy ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member 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
Stephen Hawking's universe by Stephen Hawking ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member 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 theory of everything : the origin and fate of the universe by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21st Century Science Grant
Stephen Hawking's A brief history of time : a reader's companion by Stephen Hawking ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains personal interviews of nine people who know Professor Hawking describing him, his life, and work, finally Professor Hawking talks about himself
George's cosmic treasure hunt by Lucy Hawking ( Book )
44 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George is heartbroken when his friend Annie tells him that she's moving to the United States. Her father, Eric, has gotten a job searching for signs of life in the universe. Before they go, Eric gives George a gift: The User's Guide to the Universe, with all the information George could ever need for a cosmic journey. And George is going to need it. When Annie believes that she's being contacted by aliens with an urgent message, George joins her in the United States. Before long, George, Annie, Cosmos (Eric and Annie's super-intelligent computer), and Annie's irritating cousin Emmett are off on a cosmic treasure hunt through outer space to save the Earth. This second science-filled adventure includes essays written by leading scientists about the universe and space travel, culminating with Professor Hawking's essay "How to Travel Across the Universe Using Just Your Mind." The book is packed with illustrations, diagrams, and full-color photos of outer space. Lucy Hawking is a coauthor of George's Secret Key to the Universe and the author of two adult novels. She is a journalist who has written for British newspapers and an administrative staff member of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. She has one son. Stephen Hawking is a coauthor of George's Secret Key to the Universe. He is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. His adult book A Brief History of Time sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Simon &
Hawking on the big bang and black holes by Stephen Hawking ( )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Hawking, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, has made important theoretical contributions to gravitational theory and has played a major role in the development of cosmology and black hole physics. Hawking's early work, partly in collaboration with Roger Penrose, showed the significance of spacetime singularities for the big bang and black holes. His later work has been concerned with a deeper understanding of these two issues. The work required extensive use of the two great intellectual achievements of the first half of the Twentieth Century: general relativ
The future of spacetime ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member 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, blurs the line between science and science fiction. Here are six accessible 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"--Amazon.com
The grand design by Stephen Hawking ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member 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 brief history of time by Stephen Hawking ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking
 
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Choking, S. 1942-
Hākkiṅ, Sṭīpan̲
Hākkiṅ, Sṭīpan̲ 1942-
Hawkin, Stephen W.
Hawking, Lucy i Stephen.
Hawking, S. W.
Hawking, S. W. 1942-
Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.)
Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.), 1942-
Hawking, S. William 1942-
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Hawking Stephen i Lucy.
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Hawking, Stephen W. 1942-
Hawking, Stephen William
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Hoking, S.
Hokings, Stīvens 1942-
Huojin, Shidifen 1942-
Stephen W. Hawking
Xawkyng, Stepn 1942-
Хокинг, С 1942-
Хокинг, С. (Стивен), 1942-
Хокинг, Стивен 1942-
ستيفن هوكنج، 1942-
هوكنغ، ستيفن، 1942-
ホーキング, S. W
ホーキング, スティーヴン
ホーキング, スティーヴン・W
ホーキング, スティーブン・W
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