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Hawking and Black Holes the Big Idea

Paul Strathern

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ISBN 10: 0099237725 / ISBN 13: 9780099237723
Published by Trafalgar Square, 1997
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Title: Hawking and Black Holes the Big Idea

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Black holes have long been a topic of fascination, from pop culture to science fiction. Stephen Hawking's discoveries and research on black holes and cosmology have made him an academic celebrity and perhaps the best-known scientist of our time. His book, "A Brief History of Time", was a record-breaking, worldwide bestseller and his Big Ideas have changed the way we view the world and the universe, for ever. "Hawking & Black Holes" tells the incredible story of Hawking's early life in which he created his own complicated board games, to his being diagnosed with AML, and his subsequent brilliant research into black holes and the cosmos. "Hawking's Big Idea" is presented in an accessible and engrossing way, providing an explanation of the meaning and importance of his discoveries, and the way his work has changed and influenced our lives today. "The Big Idea" series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.

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ing is arguably the most famous scientist in the world, and many of us may know that black holes are his forte, but do we really have any idea what a black hole is? In this remarkably engaging book, Paul Strathern not only demystifies Hawking's universe-expanding theories, but helps readers appreciate why such knowledge is essential for anyone who wants to more fully understand the world around them.Just a few of the big ideas featured in Hawking & Black Holes are: how the universe originated and what this has to do with black holes how the big bang actually worked why black holes aren't actually black Is a Unified Theory of Everything possible (the ultimate Big Idea)?

Hawking & Black Holes also portrays the iron-willed determination of a man who continues to search for the key to understanding the cosmos, despite the devastating effects of motor neuron disease. Brilliantly simplifying the most complex ideas, Hawking & Black Holes will he

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