Black Holes and Baby Universes: And Other Essays

Category: Book
By (author): Hawking, Stephen
Subject:  SCIENCE / Cosmology
  SCIENCE / General
  SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  SCIENCE / Space Science
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: September 1994
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.97in x 6.00in x 0.53in
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

Review Quote*"[Hawking] sprinkles his explanations with a wry sense of humor and a keen awareness that the sciences today delve not only into the far reaches of the cosmos, but into the inner philosophical world as well."-New York Times Book Review

"Succinct, illuminating, and-considering the inherently baffling nature of contemporary cosmology-remarkably easy to read."-The Wall Street Journal

"A second chance at enlightenment . . . [Hawking] deftly unravels . . . complex matters in simple, lay language. . . . Very readable."-San Francisco Chronicle
Biographical Note

Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His books for the general reader include My Brief History, the classic A Brief History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, and, with Leonard Mlodinow, A Briefer History of Time and The Grand Design. Stephen Hawking died in 2018.