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by Stephen W. Hawking,Michael York

eBook The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe epub
  • ISBN: 159777071X
  • Author: Stephen W. Hawking,Michael York
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Audio; unabridged edition (December 1, 2005)
  • ePUB size: 1352 kb
  • FB2 size 1295 kb
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This is a magnificent set of lectures moving on from Stephen's previous theories, encompassing new thoughts, new experiments and an even closer study of the reason for everything

Professor Stephen Hawking, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is the pre-eminent theoretical physicist in the world. This is a magnificent set of lectures moving on from Stephen's previous theories, encompassing new thoughts, new experiments and an even closer study of the reason for everything. Compared to previous explanations Stephen includes God and an earnest look at why does the Universe exist anyway. To attempt to summarise the detail, this is just one book you need to read and then reread, it is his best yet and I have known him now for over 60 years.

The Theory of Everything book. Stephen Hawking tries to explain the origin of the Universe or The Big Bang without going into the technicalities and also gives a brief overview of various theories present that try to explain the state of the Universe (even the String theory). The writing is simple but still multiple readings will be required to Not a novel per se but a collection of lectures by Mr Hawking, which explores the origins of the universe and tries to find the answer to "Why does the Universe exist, anyway?".

Thisimplied that everything did not have to orbit directly around the Earth asAristotle and Ptolemy had thought. It was, of course, still possible to believethat the Earth was stationary at the center of the universe, but that themoons of Jupiter moved on extremely complicated paths around the Earth,giving the appearance that they orbited Jupiter. However, Copernicus’stheory was much simpler.

In physicist Stephen Hawking's brilliant opus, A Brief History of Time, he presented us with a bold new look at our universe, how it began, and how our old views of physics and tired theories about the creation of the universe.

In physicist Stephen Hawking's brilliant opus, A Brief History of Time, he presented us with a bold new look at our universe, how it began, and how our old views of physics and tired theories about the creation of the universe were no longer relevant. In other words, Hawking gave us a new look at our world, our universe, and ourselves. In physicist Stephen Hawking's brilliant opus, A Brief History of Time, he presented us with a bold new look at our universe, how it began, and how our old views of physics and tired theories about the creation of the universe were no longer relevant.

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For a long time it was thought that this was thewhole universe. It was only in 1924 that the American astronomer EdwinHubble demonstrated that ours was not the only galaxy. It was only in 1924 that the American astronomer EdwinHubble demonstrated that ours was not the only galaxy thers, with vast tracks of empty space between them.

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By Stephen W. Hawking. Publisher: Phoenix Books, Incorporated, May 2006. Professor Hawking transformed our view of the universe in his landmark bestselling book A Brief History of Time and most recently in the bestselling Universe in a Nutshell. MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers. He goes on to advance a "no boundary" theory of time and space that could lead to one unified theory and a true understanding of our universe.

The Theory of Everything : The Origin and Fate of the Universe. By (author) Stephen Hawking.

Based on a series of lectures given at Cambridge University, Professor Hawking's work introduced "the history of ideas about the universe" as well as today's most important scientific theories about time, space, and the cosmos in a clear, easy-to-understand way. "The Theory of Everything" presents the most complex theories, both past and present, of physics; yet it remains clear and accessible. It will enlighten readers and expose them to the rich history of scientific thought and the comlixities of the universe in which we live.
Comments: (7)
Brannylv
This is a magnificent set of lectures moving on from Stephen's previous theories, encompassing new thoughts, new experiments and an even closer study of the reason for everything. Compared to previous explanations Stephen includes God and an earnest look at why does the Universe exist anyway. To attempt to summarise the detail, this is just one book you need to read and then reread, it is his best yet and I have known him now for over 60 years.
Der Bat
I bought this book and also The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and this one was definitely more like the type of book I was looking for. The Grand Design was basically a physics book that just covered theory after theory but this one really connected the dots and made me realize a lot about our universe. Do yourself a favor and skip The Grand Design and just purchase this one.
Thetalen
Hawking never disappoints as he takes the most complicated subjects and makes it easy to understand and fun to delve into. A mind like his comes along once in a generation and we were fortunate to have him, as did all the students he touched during his tenure at Cambridge University.
Kulwes
*Please note the comments in the "update" towards the end of this review as the current Kindle version of the book does in fact include illustrations*

As someone who has purchased and read almost every book available by Stephen Hawking, I was excited about this book when I found it on Amazon. I have several other "illustrated" versions of Hawking's books and those have become my favorite versions because I love the large format and the illustrations inside are generally really well done and actually help with the text, especially for those people who have a hard time mentally visualizing the theories explained within.

For some reason I picked this book to be my first Kindle book by Hawking. Perhaps I thought I just couldn't "wait" for the physical book to arrive.

Big mistake.

***The Kindle version of this book has absolutely NO illustrations whatsoever***

Let me repeat that: The Kindle version of this "Illustrated Theory of Everything" has NO ILLUSTRATIONS. No color illustrations. No greyscale illustrations. No black-and-white illustrations. No line-art. None whatsoever. None on the Kindle 3G. None on the Kindle Reader for Mac. None on the Kindle reader for iPad.

There are not even any LINKS to illustrations.

In summation, do NOT buy this book on Kindle. If you want to buy it for Kindle, I wouldn't even recommend the non-illustrated version. I suspect most people would be better off with Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, or Brief History of Time. The text only portion of this book is exceedingly short and offers essentially nothing new from those other books.

****Update March 8, 2012****
After the helpful suggestion of another Kindle-version reader, I contacted Kindle support and was able to get an updated version of the Kindle book. This does include illustrations, which add substantially to the book. The illustrations are good quality and appropriate. Reading the book on Kindle Reader for iPad works pretty well, with full-color photos which are in-line (two-finger gesture to expand the pictures). On my Kindle 3 (Kindle with Keyboard), some of the images have very low contrast. Many of the images also have a light grey text which is somewhat difficult to read, even when expanded.

Other than the presence of illustrations in the updated kindle version, the best update is the presence of highlight boxes (kind of like side-bars but in-line) which break up the text and enhance the experience.

I am updating my rating to 3 stars. I would give it more, but the number of illustrations are rather sparse and for b&w Kindle owners, there are certainly limitations. I have other Kindle books which are not advertised as "illustrated" which have similar numbers of illustrations (chapter heading pictures, or just other pictures that enhance the content.)
Steamy Ibis
It's remarkable the optimism for a unified theory in 1996
Regardless, a very useful discussion about what we have learned about the Universe and some of the implications that may be issues for future inquiry. The idea of combining quantum and relativity theories is creative and seemingly useful, but doesn't get it done so far. And, certainly didn't before the 21st century.
Physics IS evidently is the new phlosophy. The author does a credible job of asking relevant questions. The book should be in everyone's library of experience, so useful discussion and learning may become us.
Glei
This book is a new edition of a book originally published in 1996 based in seven Cambridge lectures, basically describing some of the contributions of the author to cosmology and black holes. Among those: the singularity theorems coauthored with Penrose, the Hawking radiation of black holes (of which the author himself claims that it would get him the Nobel Prize if found in nature), the no boundary condition, etc.

Some of the concepts are very clearly explained such as the second law of thermodynamics, the black hole horizon, black hole evaporation, virtual particles, etc, although some others are more difficult to grasp.

There are some small errors, mainly with numbers that should be printed in exponential notation.

Unfortunately these lectures predate the discovery that the universe expansion is accelerating and the detailed results of the Wilkinson probe.

In any case the lectures are excellent reading and contain a lot of very good information. I was specially attracted to the fact that until the 1920's it was almost unthinkable that the universe is expanding, whereas it should have been a logic deduction of Newton's gravitational law and the fact that the universe is not collapsing.
Ynonno
It's always difficult to write about such very complex and dry questions as the physics of the origins of the universe and implications thereof. Usually the result is either too technical and hermetical or too shallow and generic.
In this book, Dr. Hawking manages to provide a very good insight into the kind of questions that scientists are trying to answer in relation to the origins of the universe and the quest for a unified theory of physics, and of the rationale behind the different oprions and behind the "most probable" one.
This he accomplishes in a light and easy to read fashion, yet not simplistic, with even some moments of humor, without getting bogged down by convoluted arguments,
Not everyone will understand 100%, but even if you miss some details that would require some familiarity with mathematics and quantum physics, you will still understand most of it, enjoy it and come out with a solid chunl of new knowledge.
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