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Theories of the Universe (Listen to Genius) [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Stephen Hawking , J. A. Wheeler , Julian Lopez-Morillas

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Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.

In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Since 1979 he has held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.

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Stephen Hawking contributes his latest thoughts on the nature of space and time in this anthology of selections from Princeton University Press. Along with John Archibald Wheeler and other eminent colleagues, Hawking here extends theoretical frontiers by speculating on the big questions of modern cosmology. Beginning with a historical survey of earlier conceptions of the universe and concluding with Hawking's discussion of black holes, space-time, and quantum theory, the programme offers listeners an illuminating opportunity to grasp the magnificence of current theoretical conceptions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this publication. 15 July 2013
By Greg Link - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love Stephen Hawking's mind. Greatly enjoyed this collection of his thoughts. How wonderful that he can still give us so much education and thought producing material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great edutainment of the universe ... 7 July 1999
By Arnold Veness - Published on Amazon.com
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July 7, 1999 I would like to take a minute to thank Audio Scholar for putting together this audio novel which consists of 4 essays on the theories of the Universe. I thoroughly enjoyed it as did my 17 month old son who gets to listen to them to as his bedtime stories. One night he kept me up until 2am until I turned the tape back on! Normally he just gets to listen from 8 - 10pm. I would like to encourage Audio Scholar to produce more of these types of edutainment audio programs on tape or CD. In many instances I wouldn't mind seeing the programs extend to 4 tapes or CD's. I love listening to scientific books on my way to work and also love to share them with my 17 month old son as his bedtime stories. My budget for this type of audio edutainment is $1,000 a year and the more science and physics books abridged the better. I would love to see the following subjects abrigded to audio for distribution through Amazon.com. Maths, sciences, physics, astrophysics, geology, any and all space related topics, gravity, unified field theory, electromagnetics, electronics, microproccessor design, optics, micro-optics, electro-optics, light and the theory there of, satellites, satellite orbital mechanics and related theory. I do not have time in my busy daily schedule to read very much, but do I have five hours a day to listen and learn. If you make it I will support it. Arnold D Veness
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