With commentary by the greatest physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered impressive reviews.
The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics--and How They Shook the Scientific WorldRunning Press Adult #ad - This 20th-century scientific revolution completely shattered Newtonian laws, inciting a crisis of thought that challenged scientists to think differently about matter and subatomic particles. The dreams that stuff is made of compiles the essential works from the scientists who sparked the paradigm shift that changed the face of physics forever, pushing our understanding of the universe on to an entirely new level of comprehension.
The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of: The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics--and How They Shook the Scientific World #ad - Gathered in this anthology is the scholarship that shocked and befuddled the scientific world, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Max Planck, including works by Niels Bohr, Max Born, J. God does not play dice with the universe. So said albert einstein in response to the first discoveries that launched quantum physics, as they suggested a random universe that seemed to violate the laws of common sense.
Robert oppenheimer, richard Feynman, as well as an introduction by today's most celebrated scientist, Stephen Hawking.
God Created The Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed HistoryRunning Press Adult #ad - Bestselling author and physicist stephen hawking explores the "masterpieces" of mathematics, including Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann, 25 landmarks spanning 2, 500 years and representing the work of 15 mathematicians, and Alan Turing. It also helps them understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our present-day technologies.
. This extensive anthology allows readers to peer into the mind of genius by providing them with excerpts from the original mathematical proofs and results. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication.
A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More AccessibleBantam #ad - But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. 1 new york times bestselling authorsthe science classic made more accessible• more concise • illustratedfrom one of the most brilliant minds of our time comes a book that clarifIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing.
A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible #ad - A briefer history of Time is Professor Hawking’s response. Although “briefer, ” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A briefer history of time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics.
. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.
The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes NextMariner Books #ad - With clarity, passion, smolin offers an unblinking assessment of the troubles that face modern physics, and authority, and an encouraging view of where the search for the next big idea may lead. The best book about contemporary science written for the layman that I have ever read. The times London . In this illuminating book, renowned physicist Lee Smolin argues that fundamental physics—the search for the laws of nature—is losing its way.
The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next #ad - A splendid, edifying report from the front lines of theorectical physics” San Francisco Chronicle. But these ideas have not been tested experimentally, like string theory, and some, seem to offer no possibility of being tested. Even still, these speculations dominate the field, attracting the best talent and much of the funding, while creating a climate in which emerging physicists are often penalized for pursuing other avenues.
The situation threatens to impede the very progress of science. Ambitious ideas about extra dimensions, exotic particles, multiple universes, and strings have captured the public’s imagination—and the imagination of experts.
100th Anniversary Edition - Relativity: The Special and the General TheoryPrinceton University Press #ad - Providing invaluable insight into one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, covers from selected early editions, a letter from Walther Rathenau to Einstein discussing the book, the book also includes a unique survey of the introductions from past editions, and a revealing sample from Einstein’s original handwritten manuscript.
Intended for a popular audience, the book remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. A handsome annotated edition of einstein’s celebrated book on relativityAfter completing the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote Relativity.
100th Anniversary Edition - Relativity: The Special and the General Theory #ad - This edition of einstein’s celebrated book features an authoritative English translation of the text along with commentaries by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn that examine the evolution of Einstein’s thinking and cast his ideas in a modern context.
The World As I See ItPhilosophical Library/Open Road #ad - This authorized ebook features a new introduction by neil Berger, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of the world’s greatest minds addresses religion and science, war and peace, and the treatment of minorities in this authorized collection.
The World As I See It #ad - In the aftermath of the first world war, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, Albert Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, ” “active pacifism, ” “christianity and judaism, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including “Good and Evil, The World As I See It reveals the idealistic, ” “Religion and Science, ” and “Minorities.
Including letters, and essays written before 1935, articles, speeches, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him.
My Brief HistoryBantam #ad - Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, witty, this concise, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.
Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. National bestsellerstephen hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos.
My Brief History #ad - Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time—one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.
My brief history recounts stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity.
Black Holes and Baby Universes: And Other EssaysBantam #ad - In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe. Building on his earlier work, hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists’ efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe.
New york times bestseller • thirteen extraordinary essays shed new light on the mystery of the universe—and on one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time. In his phenomenal bestseller a brief History of Time, the universe, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, reality itself.
Black Holes and Baby Universes: And Other Essays #ad - With his characteristic mastery of language, his sense of humor and commitment to plain speaking, Stephen Hawking invites us to know him better—and to share his passion for the voyage of intellect and imagination that has opened new ways to understanding the very nature of the cosmos.
The Grand DesignBantam #ad - According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. 1 new york times bestsellerwhen and how did the universe begin? why are we here? what is the nature of reality? is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.
The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of m-theory, which, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million StoriesHarperCollins e-books #ad - Variably genial, travel, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, terrifying, reading, admonitory, cautionary, lyrical, imagination and memory inform this affecting account. Kirkus reviews starred reviewblending history and anecdote, science and exposition, geography and reminiscence, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories #ad - Fans of winchester's krakatoa, the man who loved China, and The Professor and the Madman will love this masterful, penetrating, and resonant tale of humanity finding its way across the ocean of history. A gifted storyteller and consummate historian, telling not only the story of an ocean, Winchester sets the great blue sea's epic narrative against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution, but the story of civilization.