The Resource The universe in a nutshell, Stephen Hawking

The universe in a nutshell, Stephen Hawking

Label
The universe in a nutshell
Title
The universe in a nutshell
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explain in laymen's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science-the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe-from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. He takes us to the wild frontiers of science, where superstring theory and p-branes may hold the final clue to the puzzle. Copious four-color illustrations help clarify this journey into a surreal wonderland where particles, sheets, and strings move in eleven dimensions; where black holes evaporate and disappear, taking their secret with them; and where the original cosmic seed from which our own universe sprang was a tiny nut
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166444
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, Stephen
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum theory
  • Quantum theory
  • Cosmology
Target audience
adult
Label
The universe in a nutshell, Stephen Hawking
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of relativity -- The shape of time -- The universe in a nutshell -- Predicting the future -- Protecting the past -- Our future? Star Trek or not? -- Brane new world
Control code
ocm46959876
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780553802023
Lccn
2001035757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)46959876
Label
The universe in a nutshell, Stephen Hawking
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of relativity -- The shape of time -- The universe in a nutshell -- Predicting the future -- Protecting the past -- Our future? Star Trek or not? -- Brane new world
Control code
ocm46959876
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780553802023
Lccn
2001035757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)46959876

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