The Universe In A Nutshell (Hardback)
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The Universe In A Nutshell (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 05/11/2001
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Professor Stephen Hawking is generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. Here is his follow up to the phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time - illustrated to bring his theories to life in a clear, captivating and visually engaging way.

'Brilliant and very readable!' -- ***** Reader review
'I love Stephen Hawking - such an incredible mind' -- ***** Reader review
'A must-read book for everybody' -- ***** Reader review
'Keeps going back to it and back to it, keeps you so interested you don't wonder off' -- ***** Reader review
'Thought provoking. A great read!' -- ***** Reader review
'The Universe in a Nutshell is the best popular science book I have ever read' -- ***** Reader review

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time was a publishing phenomenon and continues to captivate and inspire new readers every year. When it was first published in 1988 the ideas discussed in it were at the cutting edge of what was then known about the universe. In the intervening years there have been extraordinary advances in our understanding of the space and time. The technology for observing the micro- and macro-cosmic world has developed in leaps and bounds. During the same period cosmology and the theoretical sciences have entered a new golden age and Professor Stephen Hawking has been at the heart of this new scientific renaissance.

Now, in The Universe in a Nutshell, beautifully illustrated with original artwork commissioned for this project, Stephen Hawking brings us fully up-to-date with the advances in scientific thinking.

We are now nearer than we have ever been to a full understanding of the universe. In a fascinating and accessible discussion that ranges from quantum mechanics to time travel, black holes to uncertainty theory and the search for science's Holy Grail - unified field theory (or in layman's terms the 'theory of absolutely everything'), Professor Hawking once more takes us to the cutting edge of modern thinking.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593048153
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 920 g
Dimensions: 252 x 198 x 24 mm


A Brief History of Time has now sold an estimated nine million copies worldwide - something of a hard act for its author to follow. In what is being promoted as the 'sequel' to that book, Professor Hawking gives an account of his attempt to combine Einstein's Theory of Relativity with Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories, in order to reach the grail of a Theory of Everything - or big TOE, as it's charmingly named. This is a book about superstrings and p-branes, holography and supergravity, about how the 'cosmic seed' from which our universe derived was as small as a nut. The publishers are not yet releasing much text, but enough to see that it will be a fascinating (if challenging) read. And one enhanced throughout with 200 striking full colour illustrations and jazzed-up diagrams.

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“The Universe in a Nutshell”

Persevere with this one and you won't regret it. You will probably find yourself reading certain paragraphs over a few times and maybe even jotting in the margins, but all things considered Hawking does a superb... More

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