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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    A Brief History of Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Hawking
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 179 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 138 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553176988
    ISBN 10: 0553176986
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: PGK
    DC21: 523.1
    Libri: ENGM4560, ALLA5000, P0041293, UNIV6000, WELS4000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26410
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Libri: RELA7500, QUAN6100, ZEIS7000
    Illustrations note
    Mit Abb.
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
    Publication date
    01 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Since 1979 he has held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.