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A brief history of time

"In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the intervening years have seen 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 to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these observations, as well as his own recent research, Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the chapters throughout."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1998
Updated and expanded tenth anniversary ed View all formats and editions
Bantam Books, New York, 1998
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ix, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780553109535, 9780553380163, 9781439503928, 0553109537, 0553380168, 1439503923
Our picture of the universe
Space and time
The expanding universe
The uncertainty principle
Elementary particles and the forces of nature
Black holes
Black holes ain't so black
The origin and fate of the universe
The arrow of time
Wormholes and time travel
The unification of physics
Includes index