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The Theory Of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
Hawking presents a series of seven lectures—covering everything from big bang to black holes to string theory—that capture not only the brilliance of Hawking’s mind but his characteristic wit as well. Of his research on black holes, which absorbed him for more than a decade, he says, “It might seem a bit like looking for a black cat in a coal cellar.”
Hawking begins with a history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle’s determination that the Earth is round to Hubble’s discovery, over 2000 years later, that the universe is expanding. Using that as a launching pad, he explores the reaches of modern physics, including theories on the origin of the universe (e.g., the big bang), the nature of black holes, and spacetime.
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This book approaches that. In The Theory of Everything, Hawking presents a series of seven lectures in which he lays out, perhaps more clearly and concisely than ever, the history of the universe as we know it. These essays capture not only the brilliance of Hawkings mind but his characteristic wit as well.
A great popularizer of science as well as a brilliant scientist, Hawking believes that advances in theoretical science should be "understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists." In this book, he offers, for all who would take it, a voyage of discovery about the cosmos and our place in it. It is a book for anyone who has ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered what was up there and how it came to be.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B008JZR5LA
- Publisher : Jaico Publishing House; 1st edition (4 February 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1390 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 120 pages
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I would be honest and admit that I couldn't fully understand some concepts that are explained in book but even after that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is very difficult to write a book on scientific concept and explain it without all the complex mathematics. Stephen Hawking has been a master of this art. He has made concepts so easy to understand for a layman.
The book must be read by everyone basically to understand what we have learned till now about universe and where we are going from here. The quest for the unified theory which can explain the universe birth and its current state is what going to be our ultimate destination. As Hawking said if we are able to achieve that then "We would have known the brain of God".
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This is typical of the way Hawking mixes biographical details and scientific, astro-physical thinking of the rarest kind in this little book, but "little" only in the physical sense as it opens the mind to the vastness of the universe.
The notion of the widely-accepted expanding universe led him to consider (with Roger Penrose) the reversing of time and to what it would lead, i.e. a big-bang, singularity. This was his work until 1970 and that November evening. Since then his pioneering thinking on black holes has provided some startlingly original ideas.
The "theory of everything" is the physicists' Aladdin's Cave, Holy Grail or, in Hawking's case, tomorrow's desk job.
Disappointing in some ways, i.e. its brevity and (for Hawking's followers) its repetition but it is worth the investment in time and, short as it is, that is not long.
It would be more appropriate if we say understanding the formation and “management “ of the universe would make it easier to understand the existence of God. What Hawking tried to unfold what is in universe has been pointed out in the Books of Heaven, Torah, Bible and Quran. Like all scientists he has endeavored to find the causes of certain happenings in the universe and as of now seems to have succeeded but he departed this world without being certain Who or What Power is behind all these happenings.