The Theory Of Everything (With Cd)
About the Book
Collector’s Edition with Audiobook read by the Author Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds: a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped to reconfigure models of the universe and to redefine what’s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them in historical context. It would be like hearing Christopher Columbus on the New World. Hawking presents a series of seven lec-tures—covering everything from big bang to black holes to string theory—that capture not only the brilliance of Hawking’s mind but his characteristic wit as well. Of his research on black holes, which absorbed him for more than a decade, he says, “It might seem a bit like looking for a black cat in a coal cellar.” Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle’s determination that the Earth is round to Hubble’s discovery, over 2000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of modern physics, including theories on the origin of the universe (e.g., the big bang), the nature of black holes, and space-time.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9788179927939
Publisher: Educa Books
Acedemic Level: Academic_Level
Book Type: Academic_Level
Depth: 13
Height: 210 mm
No of Pages: 132
Sub Title: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
ISBN-10: 8179927938
Publisher Date: 15 Sep 2008
Continuations: English
Edition: PAP/MP3 CO
Language: English
Returnable: N
Width: 140 mm