A Briefer History of Time

Author: Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407066790
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Science

Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author's wish to make its content accessible to readers - as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Although this book is literally somewhat 'briefer', it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book 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 special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete, unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book-but even more so - A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space. Thirty-eight full-colour illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating addition in its own right to the literature of science.

Stephen Hawking s A Brief History of Time

Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553077724
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Nature

Interviews with Hawking, his family, colleagues, and friends provide a close-up look at one of the world's greatest physicists, as well as a lucid explanation of his major theories

My Brief History

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448169917
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'His clarity, wit and determination are evident, his understand and good humour moving' New Scientist My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him ‘Einstein’; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia. Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time – one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos. 'Read it for the personal nuggets . . . but above all, it's worth reading for its message of hope' Mail on Sunday

Exam Prep for An Illustrated Brief History of Western

Author: David Mason
Publisher: Rico Publications
ISBN: PKEY:QA3373561
Release Date: 2019-08-01
Genre: Education

5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

The Universe in a Nutshell

Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553802023
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

The Nature of Space and Time

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691050848
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

Presents a series of lectures delivered in 1994 by Hawking and Penrose, renowned professors at Cambridge and Oxford, respectively, on the general topic of how mathematical physics might best represent the realities of the universe.

An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405178600
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Philosophy

This illustrated edition of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed survey ofWestern philosophy offers the most concise and compelling story ofthe complete development of philosophy available. Spanning 2,500 years of thought, An Illustrated Brief History ofWestern Philosophy provides essential coverage of the mostinfluential philosophers of the Western world, among them Socrates,Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli,Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel,Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Darwin, Freud, Frege, Russell, andWittgenstein. Replete with over 60 illustrations - ranging from Dufresnoy's TheDeath of Socrates, through to the title page of Thomas More'sUtopia, portraits of Hobbes and Rousseau, photographs of CharlesDarwin and Bertrand Russell, Freud's own sketch of the Ego and theId, and Wittgenstein's Austrian military identity card - this lucidand masterful work is ideal for anyone with an interest in Westernthought.

Stephen Hawking

Author: Bernard Ryan
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438112053
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre:


Stephen Hawking

Author: Kristine Larsen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313323925
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the life and accomplishments of the English scientist, who, despite suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, has become a renowned cosmologist whose theory of black holes has had a profound influence on the modern study of the universe.

An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119452799
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Philosophy

Now in its third anniversary edition, world-renowned philosopher Anthony Kenny’s highly acclaimed survey of Western philosophy has been updated to provide essential coverage of contemporary Anglophone analytic and continental philosophy, and features a brand-new introduction on the history of philosophical sub-disciplines. 20th anniversary edition of Sir Anthony Kenny’s acclaimed survey of over 2,500 years of Western philosophical thought, featuring new chapters on Anglophone analytic and continental philosophy Offers the most concise and compelling story of the complete development of philosophy available Written by one of the most learned and pedigreed philosophers alive in Britain New to this edition is an array of significant female thinkers and continental figures such as Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Popper, Anscombe, Austin, Geach, Foot, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, and Rawls Sets itself apart from competing volumes with Kenny’s distinctive voice and approachable style, making it accessible for students and curious general readers Now features 70 illustrations, many new to this edition

A Briefer History of Time

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307417840
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Science

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS The science classic made more accessible • More concise • Illustrated FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response. Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

The Illustrated Rumi

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060620172
Release Date: 2000-10-03
Genre: Photography

A collection of newly translated versions of the most popular poems and stories of the Sufi mystic includes spiritually evocative reproductions of great works of Islamic art from the fourteenth century to modern times.

Toronto Illustrated 1893

Author: Ontario Genealogical Society. Toronto Branch
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89066126681
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Business enterprises Ontario Toronto History


God Created the Integers

Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 0762419229
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Mathematics

Looks at landmark mathematical discoveries over the past 2500 years by such mathematicians as Euclid, Isaac Newton, Pierre Simon de Laplace, Gerog Cantor, and Alan Turing.