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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. This new edition includes recent updates from Stephen Hawking with his latest thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It was published in tandem with the app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House Uk; Bantam
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 132mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 212g
  • ISBN-13: 9780857501004
  • ISBN-10: 0857501003
  • Artikelnr.: 34163008
Autorenporträt
Stephen William Hawking wurde 1942 in Oxford geboren. Er studierte dort Physik und wechselte anschließend nach Cambridge, um sich der Kosmologie zu widmen. Kurz vor seinem 21. Geburtstag, erhielt er die Diagnose, die sein Leben verändern sollte: Amyotrophe Lateralsklerose (kurz: ALS), eine unheilbare Erkrankung des Zentralnervensystems. Dennoch setzte Hawking seine Studien fort, gründete eine Familie, wurde dreifacher Vater und machte eine einzigartige wissenschaftliche Weltkarriere. So hatte er von 1979 bis 2009 den Lehrstuhl für Mathematik an der Universität Cambridge inne und schafft es als Autor wie kaum ein anderer, hochkomplexe wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse einem breiten Publikum nahezubringen. 1988 etwa gelang ihm das Kunststück, eine breite Öffentlichkeit für Kosmologie zu begeistern: "Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit" verkaufte sich weltweit millionenfach. Dass er die Hoffnung niemals aufgibt, zählt, neben seinen herausragenden wissenschaftlichen Fähigkeiten, sicher zu seinen größten Lebensleistungen.
Das meint die buecher.de-Redaktion: Stephen W. Hawking ist eine Legende - als Wissenschaftler, Autor und als Vorbild im Kampf gegen ALS. Lesen, verschenken und sich neue Welten erklären lassen.
Rezensionen
"This app/book version of Hawking's famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawking as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawking, it is an honour to live in this times." Ribozyme 20161201