Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays by Stephen W. Hawking

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THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME.
 
In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe.

Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists’ efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe. With his characteristic mastery of language, his sense of humor and commitment to plain speaking, Stephen Hawking invites us to know him better—and to share his passion for the voyage of intellect and imagination that has opened new ways to understanding the very nature of the cosmos.




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About Stephen W. Hawking

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Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Brief History of Time, A Briefer History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell.
 
Published May 11, 2011 by Bantam. 192 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Hawking cites as his "most surprising discovery'' the realization that black holes are not self-enclosed but leak particles and radiation: This leads directly to his most recent enthusiasm, ``baby universes,'' generated by black holes, which branch off from our own universe and sometimes return t...

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In Black Holes and Baby Universes, Hawking makes the claim that through the mental discipline of modern science we can become 'masters of the universe', just as he concluded the earlier book by asserting that one day we can know 'the mind of God'.

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Hawking's A Brief History of Time (1988) went platinum not for its contents—a discourse on imaginary time and other arcane topics that even other physicists found hard to follow—but because of Hawking himself.

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