Since the publication of "A Brief History of Time" - an introduction to some of the most important theories on the cosmos - Stephen Hawking is known widely as a man who has changed the way we look at the universe. He became a member of the Royal Society at the unusually early age of 32 and became in 1980 Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Written with Hawking's assistance, this is a readable account for the non-specialist of his contribution to theoretical physics. It encompasses his theories on the Big Bang and the nature of black holes, and contains the transcript of one of his most important essays.
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Stephen Hawking has long been a legend I the specialist field of astrophysics. Now, since the publication of 'A Brief History of Time' – his introduction to today’s most important theories on the cosmos which has remained on the bestseller lists since it first appeared – he is known to the world at large as the man who has changed the way we look at the universe.
Written with his assistance, 'Stephen Hawking’s Universe' is a highly readable and skilful account of his contribution to theoretical physics. Encompassing his theories on the Big Bang and the nature of black holes, containing also the transcript of one of his most seminal essays, this book lucidly charts the significant strides made towards a complete understanding of the universe by the man already hailed as the new Einstein.
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6375170