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The Universe In A Nutshell (English) (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9780593048153    Publisher: Transworld Year of publishing: 2001     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 224        Language: English
The Universe In A Nutshell is a theoretical physics book written by Stephen Hawking. The Universe In A Nutshell describes to a general audience the various themes relating to the Lucasian professor's work,...Read more
The Universe In A Nutshell is a theoretical physics book written by Stephen Hawking. The Universe In A Nutshell describes to a general audience the various themes relating to the Lucasian professor's work, like Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes, which is part of the superstring theory in quantum mechanics. The book tells readers about the history and philosophies of modern physics. The author's intentions are to merge Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories together into one absolute integrated theory that will describe everything that will happen in the universe. Professor Hawking seeks to reveal science's holy grail, which is the indefinable Theory of Everything that is the crux of the cosmos. In his casual and lucid style, he guides the readers through his quest to find and disclose the facts of the universe, from holography to duality, from quantum theory to M-theory, from supersymmetry to supergravity. Enthusiastically, Professor Hawking asks his readers to be his companion travelers on this astonishing voyage all the way through time and space. This book includes abundance of illustrations that have been printed in four-color, that will help clarify this expedition into an unreal wonderland where strings, sheets and particles move in eleven different dimensions. The Universe In A Nutshell was published by RHUK in 2001. It is available in hardcover. Key Features: The Universe in a Nutshell won the Aventis Prizes for Science Books 2002. This book is considered a sequel to the bestseller A Brief History of Time, which was published in 1988.
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About the author: Stephen Hawking
In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher... Read more
In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. For thirty years he held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.
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Review:
A Brief History of Time has now sold an estimated nine million copies worldwide - something of a hard act for its author to follow. In what is being promoted as the 'sequel' to that book, Professor...Read more
A Brief History of Time has now sold an estimated nine million copies worldwide - something of a hard act for its author to follow. In what is being promoted as the 'sequel' to that book, Professor Hawking gives an account of his attempt to combine Einstein's Theory of Relativity with Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories, in order to reach the grail of a Theory of Everything - or big TOE, as it's charmingly named. This is a book about superstrings and p-branes, holography and supergravity, about how the 'cosmic seed' from which our universe derived was as small as a nut. The publishers are not yet releasing much text, but enough to see that it will be a fascinating (if challenging) read. And one enhanced throughout with 200 striking full colour illustrations and jazzed-up diagrams.
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