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The Universe in a nutshell

Author: Hawking, Stephen W. Publisher: Bantam Books, 2001.Language: EnglishDescription: 216 p. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 055380202XType of document: Book Bibliography/Index:
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Print Q175 .H39 2001
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The Universe in a Nutshell Contents FOREWORD -- vii CHAPTER 1 -- page 3 A Brief History of Relativity How Einstein laid the foundations of the two fundamental theories of the twentieth century: general relativity and quantum theory. CHAPTER 2 -- p a g e 2 9 The Shape of Time Einstein's general relativity gives time a shape. How this can be reconciled with quantum theory. CHAPTER 3 - - p a g e 6 7 The Universe in a Nutshell The universe has multiple histories, each of which is determined by a tiny nut. CHAPTER 4 - page 101 Predicting the Future How the loss of information in black boles may reduce our ability to predict the future. CHAPTER 5 - - p a g e 1 3 1 Protecting the Past Is time travel possible? Could an advanced civilization go back and change the past? CHAPTER 6 -- p a g e 1 5 5 Our Future? Star Trek or Not? How biological and electronic life will go on developing in complexity at an ever increasing rate. CHAPTER 7 -- p a g e 1 7 3 Brane New World Do we live on a brane or are we just holograms? Glossary - page 202 Suggested further readings - page 209 Picture acknowledgments - page 210 Index - page 211

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