The Resource A brief history of time, Stephen Hawking

A brief history of time, Stephen Hawking

Label
A brief history of time
Title
A brief history of time
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the intervening years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic worlds. These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE), which probed back in time to within 300,000 years of the universe's beginning and revealed wrinkles in the fabric of space-time that he had projected." "Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these observations, as well as his own recent research, Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the chapters throughout."--Jacket
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
207406
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, Stephen
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.H377 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmology
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Cosmology
Label
A brief history of time, Stephen Hawking
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our picture of the universe -- Space and time -- The expanding universe -- The uncertainty principle -- Elementary particles and the forces of nature -- Black holes -- Black holes ain't so black -- The origin and fate of the universe -- The arrow of time -- Wormholes and time travel -- The unification of physics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm39256652
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded tenth anniversary ed.
Extent
ix, 212 pages
Isbn
9780553109535
Lccn
98021874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780553109535
  • 9780553380163
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39256652
Label
A brief history of time, Stephen Hawking
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our picture of the universe -- Space and time -- The expanding universe -- The uncertainty principle -- Elementary particles and the forces of nature -- Black holes -- Black holes ain't so black -- The origin and fate of the universe -- The arrow of time -- Wormholes and time travel -- The unification of physics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm39256652
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded tenth anniversary ed.
Extent
ix, 212 pages
Isbn
9780553109535
Lccn
98021874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780553109535
  • 9780553380163
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39256652

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