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Further Reading for Stephen Hawking

Book Cover Image: Title: A Briefer History of Time, Author: Stephen Hawking

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A Briefer History of Time
Stephen Hawking
Although this book is literally somewhat "briefer" than the original, it actually expands on the same great subjects. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.

Book Cover Image: Title: The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe, Author: Stephen Hawking

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The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
Stephen Hawking
This is a unique opportunity to explore the cosmos with the greatest mind since Einstein. Based on a series of lectures given at Cambridge University, Professor Hawking introduces "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.

Book Cover Image: Title: On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy, Author: Stephen Hawking (Editor)

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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
Hawking presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed our perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of five classic works of physics and astronomy. His choice of landmark writings by some of the world's greatest thinkers traces the brilliant evolution of modern science and shows how each figure built upon the work of his predecessors.

Book Cover Image: Title: God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History, Author: Stephen Hawking (Editor)

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God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
From e-commerce to flying in airplanes and spacecraft, mathematics enables almost every aspect of our lives in this post-industrial age. Hawking takes readers on a tour of mathematics, exploring 25 "masterpieces" of the discipline that span over 2,500 years. This fascinating anthology contains excerpts from standards by Euclid, Archimedes, Newton, Descartes, Gauss, and Riemann and includes three selections that have never before been translated into English.

Book Cover Image: Title: Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, Author: Michael White, John Gribbin

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Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science
Michael White, John Gribbin
Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most famous scientist since Einstein. His brilliant work on black holes, the Big Bang, and quantum cosmology has already guaranteed his reputation as a towering figure in modern physics. This superb biography interweaves the events of Hawking's life with concise and cogent explanations of the theories that have brought us breathtakingly close to piercing the ultimate mysteries of time, space, and matter.

Book Cover Image: Title: Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, Author: Simon Singh

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
Simon Singh
Signh tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, this is a narrative full of fascinating anecdotes and personal histories.

Book Cover Image: Title: Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, Author: Brian Greene

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Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene
Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, he makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

Book Cover Image: Title: The World as I See It, Author: Albert Einstein

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The World as I See It
Albert Einstein
The man revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As we live in a time in which science has an increasing relationship with human values, Einstein's perspective is indispensable.

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Re: Further Reading for Stephen Hawking

I love that man, he is so brillant.
"Some men are born great, some men achive greatness, and some men have greatness thrust upon them" (William Shakespeare).
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