A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes / Stephen W. Hawking ; introduction by Carl Sagan ; illustrations by Ron Miller.

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Published
  • London : Bantam 1988
Physical description
x, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0593015185
  • 055305340X
Notes
  • Includes index.
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction / by Carl Sagan -- [ch.] 1. Our picture of the universe -- [ch.] 2. Space and time -- [ch.] 3. The expanding universe -- [ch.] 4. The uncertainty principle -- [ch.] 5. Elementary particles and the forces of nature -- [ch.]6. Black holes -- [ch.] 7. Black holes ain't so black -- [ch.] 8. The origin and fate of the universe -- [ch.] 9. The arrow of time -- [ch.] 10. The unification of physics -- [ch.] 11. Conclusion -- Albert Einstein -- Galileo Galilei -- Isaac Newton -- Glossary -- Index.
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Genre
  • Biography
  • Einführung.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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  • Was there a beginning of time?, Could time run backwards? and Is the universe infinite are just some of the questions considered in this book for the non-scientific layman. The author begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein and then delves into the secrets which lie at the heart of space and time.
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