The Resource Black holes and baby universes and other essays, Stephen Hawking, (electronic resource)

Black holes and baby universes and other essays, Stephen Hawking, (electronic resource)

Label
Black holes and baby universes and other essays
Title
Black holes and baby universes and other essays
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, he has opened our minds to today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. Now Stephen Hawking returns to shed new light on the darkest regions of space and time ... and to reveal an extraordinary array of possibilities for our understanding of the universe." "These thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview broadcast over the BBC on Christmas day 1992 range from the autobiographical to the purely scientific. Building on his earlier work, Stephen 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, a concept that he believes will come to seem as natural to the next generation as the idea that the world is round." "With the great unfolding mysteries of the universe as a backdrop, Stephen Hawking also reflects on free will, the value of life, and his perceptions of death. He looks at how science theory converges with - and diverges from - science fiction, as well as how science fact interfaces with our own lives." "The pieces in this collection reveal Stephen Hawking variously as the scientist, the concerned world citizen, the man, and - always - the rigorous and imaginative thinker. Severely disabled by ALS - Lou Gehrig's disease - he describes the way in which this has affected but not constrained his personal and intellectual life: from the special computer technology that lets him translate his thoughts into words and his words into sounds, enabling him to write and speak, to the process of evolving his ideas, teaching his students, and working with his colleagues."
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, Stephen
Dewey number
530.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.H33
LC item number
A3 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawking, Stephen
  • Hawking, Stephen
  • Hawking, Stephen W
  • Cosmology
  • Science
  • Physicists
  • Cosmología
  • Ciencia
  • Físicos
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Astrophysics & Space Science
  • Cosmology
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Cosmology
  • Physicists
  • Science
  • Kosmologie
  • Autobiographie
  • Kosmologie
  • Great Britain
Label
Black holes and baby universes and other essays, Stephen Hawking, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- Oxford and Cambridge -- My experience with ALS -- Public attitudes toward science -- A brief history of A brief history -- My position -- Is the end in sight for theoretical physics? -- Einstein's dream -- The origin of the universe -- The quantum mechanics of black holes -- Black holes and baby universes -- Is everything determined? -- The future of the universe -- Desert Island Discs : an interview
Control code
ocn761318593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307790453
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00149512
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E90B46AB-5EEB-43FE-A56D-924A96F35CED
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o761318593
  • (OCoLC)761318593
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Black holes and baby universes and other essays, Stephen Hawking, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- Oxford and Cambridge -- My experience with ALS -- Public attitudes toward science -- A brief history of A brief history -- My position -- Is the end in sight for theoretical physics? -- Einstein's dream -- The origin of the universe -- The quantum mechanics of black holes -- Black holes and baby universes -- Is everything determined? -- The future of the universe -- Desert Island Discs : an interview
Control code
ocn761318593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307790453
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00149512
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E90B46AB-5EEB-43FE-A56D-924A96F35CED
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o761318593
  • (OCoLC)761318593
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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