New Release Books by Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is the author of The Theory Of Everything (2006), Black Holes: the Reith Lectures (2016), George and the Blue Moon (2016), My Brief History (2013) and other 161 books.

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The Theory Of Everything

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Theory Of Everything
Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds: a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped to reconfigure models of the universe and to redefine what’s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them in historical context. It would be like hearing Christopher Columbus on the New World. Hawking presents a series of seven lec-tures—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 space-time.

Black Holes: the Reith Lectures

release date: May 05, 2016
Black Holes: the Reith Lectures
"It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers." In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that has fascinated him for decades - black holes. In these flagship lectures the legendary physicist argues that if we could only understand black holes and how they challenge the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.

George and the Blue Moon

release date: Mar 03, 2016
George and the Blue Moon
George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they''ve ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in our skies. Mysterious space missions are happening in secret, and the astronaut training they''re undertaking gets scarier and scarier . . . The fifth adventure in this series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking - also containing up-to-the-minute scientific facts and information by the world''s leading scientists.

My Brief History

release date: Sep 12, 2013
My Brief History
''His clarity, wit and determination are evident, his understand and good humour moving'' New Scientist My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty 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 black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of academia. Writing with characteristic humility and humour, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards 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. Clear-eyed, intimate and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos. ''Read it for the personal nuggets . . . but above all, it''s worth reading for its message of hope'' Mail on Sunday

The Illustrated Brief History of Time

release date: Nov 19, 2015
The Illustrated Brief History of Time
An updated, expanded and illustrated edition of Stephen Hawking''s classic work, which includes the most recent developments in the field, many of which were forecast by him. In this edition, Professor Hawking explains his complex theories through a fresh visual dimension. Over one hundred and fifty stunning colour illustrations have been specially commissioned for this purpose to help the reader understand what have become popular mythic images of our century, but which nonetheless remain difficult, abstract ideas to grasp.

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology
Based on lectures given in honour of Stephen Hawking''s sixtieth birthday, this book comprises contributions from some of the world''s leading theoretical physicists. It begins with a section containing chapters by successful scientific popularisers, bringing to life both Hawking''s work and other exciting developments in physics. The book then goes on to provide a critical evaluation of advanced subjects in modern cosmology and theoretical physics. Topics covered include the origin of the universe, warped spacetime, cosmological singularities, quantum gravity, black holes, string theory, quantum cosmology and inflation. As well as providing a fascinating overview of the wide variety of subject areas to which Stephen Hawking has contributed, this book represents an important assessment of prospects for the future of fundamental physics and cosmology.

The Nature of Space and Time

release date: Jan 01, 2015
The Nature of Space and Time
Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein''s general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Two of the world''s most famous physicists - Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose - disagree. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with a final debate, all originally presented at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

The Future of Spacetime

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Future of Spacetime
Presents essays that explore the deepest mysteries of the universe, including black holes, gravity holes, and time travel, by physicists Stephen Hawking, Kip S. Thorne, Igor Novikov, Timothy Ferris, and Alan Lightman.

George and the Unbreakable Code

release date: Jun 05, 2014
George and the Unbreakable Code
George and his best friend Annie haven''t had any space adventures for a while and they''re missing the excitement. But not for long . . . Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can’t charge for their produce so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world''s biggest and best computers have all been hacked. George and Annie will travel further into space than ever before in order to find out who is behind it.

A Briefer History of Time

release date: Jan 01, 2008
A Briefer History of Time
The original book has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. But is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have told Hawking of their difficulty in understanding some concepts. This is the reason for this briefer version; to make its content more accessible and bring it up to date with the latest information.

George and the Big Bang

release date: Feb 28, 2014
George and the Big Bang
Meet George. He''s an ordinary boy with an incredible secret - the power to go on intergalactic adventures! Join him as he battles a sinister rebel-scientist, who''s hell bent on sabotaging the most exciting - and dangerous - experiment of the century. A deadly bomb is ticking. The whole world is watching. Can George stop the second big bang? Featuring the latest scientific theories - plus all-new content about the Higgs boson!

A Brief History of Time

release date: Aug 01, 2011
A Brief History of Time
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world''s greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.

George's Secret Key to the Universe

release date: Feb 28, 2014
George's Secret Key to the Universe
George''s pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. And from that moment George''s life will never be the same again, for Cosmos can open a portal to any point in outer space . . . Written by science educator Lucy Hawking and her father - the most famous scientist in the world - and illustrated by Garry Parsons, George''s Secret Key to the Universe will take you on a rollercoaster ride through space to discover the mysteries of our universe.

George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

release date: Feb 28, 2014
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
''We are going,'' said Annie, ''on a great cosmic journey. So listen up, Savers of Planet Earth, and prepare to meet the Universe.'' George''s best friend Annie needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project - and it''s all going wrong. A robot has landed on Mars, but is behaving very oddly. And now Annie has discovered something wierd on her dad''s super-computer. Is it a message from an alien? Could there be life out there? How do you find a planet in outer space? And if you could talk to aliens, what would you say?

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

release date: Apr 28, 2000
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind
The author of the provocative works The Emperor''s New Mind and Shadows of the Mind now presents a masterful summary of the complex ideas presented in those books, highlighting areas of research where he perceives there are major unsolved problems that strike at the heart of our understanding of the laws of physics. Illustrated with cartoons & diagrams. 3 tables. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Grand Design

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Grand Design
In the last thirty years of his life Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory - a theory which could describe all the forces of nature in a single framework. But the time was not right for such a discovery in Einstein''s day.Neither was the time right when, in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time in which he took us on a journey through classical physics, Einstein''s theory of relativity, quantum physics and string theory in order to explain the universe that we live in. He concluded, like Einstein, that science may soon arrive at the long sought after ''Theory of Everything''.In this groundbreaking new work, Professor Hawking and renowned science writer Leonard Mlodinow have drawn on forty years of Hawking''s own research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory. They convincingly argue that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced, and that by synthesising existing theories we may discover the key to finally understanding the universe''s deepest mysteries.Written with the clarity and lively style for which Hawking is famous, The Grand Design is an account of Hawking''s quest to fuse these different strands of scientific theory. It examines the differences between past and future, explains the nature of reality and asks an all-important question: How far can we go in our search for understanding and knowledge?

The Illustrated Theory of Everything

release date: Sep 15, 2009
The Illustrated Theory of Everything
Presents a series of illustrated lectures by the world-renown physicist, including a history of the ideas about the universe, theories of its origin, the nature of black holes, and his "unified theory of everything," in an edition updated with commentary from the world''s top scientists.

Principia

release date: Feb 02, 2005
Principia
Establishing the laws of universal gravity and the fundamental laws of motion, Newton''s momentous 1687 essay stands as one of the most important works in physics, and it revolutionized the way scientists investigate and prove their theories. In Principia, Newton used mathematical terms to present the principles of time, force, and motion, which have been instrumental in the development of modern physics. In his introduction, the famed physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking shows how his work built on that of his predecessors, Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler.

On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres

release date: Dec 01, 2004
On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
New to our On the Shoulders of Giants series, this groundbreaking work of astronomy proposed a heliocentric universe in which planets orbited the sun-daring to challenge the Ptolemaic ideal of the earth as the center of the universe. This essay by Copernicus (1473-1543), revolutionized the way we look at the earth''s placement in the universe, and paved the way for many great scientists, including Galileo and Isaac Newton, whose theories stemmed from this model. Featuring a biography of Copernicus and an accessible, enlightening introduction, both written by the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres provides a fascinating look at the theories which shaped our modern understanding of astronomy and physics.

Selections from The Principle of Relativity

release date: Dec 01, 2004
Selections from The Principle of Relativity
Einstein''s essay, On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, introduces his famous “principle of relativity,” one of the twentieth century''s most revolutionary concepts. In his introduction to this seminal work, the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking cuts through Einstein''s mathematical complexities to explain this revolutionary concept in language that excites and informs the reader. This book features selections from a translation of the original essay, The Principle of Relativity, as well as an insightful biography of Einstein and Hawking''s informative summary.

On The Shoulders Of Giants

release date: Dec 25, 2003
On The Shoulders Of Giants
World-renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed our perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of seven classic works on physics and astronomy. His choice of landmark writings by some of the world''s great thinkers traces the brilliant evolution of modern science and shows how each figure built upon the genius of his predecessors. On the Shoulders of Giants includes, in their entirety, On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres by Nicolaus Copernicus; Principia by Sir Isaac Newton; The Principle of Relativity by Albert Einstein; Dialogues Concerning Two Sciences by Galileo Galilei with Alfonso De Salvio; plus Mystery of the Cosmos, Harmony of the World, and Rudolphine Tables by Johannes Kepler. It also includes five critical essays and a biography of each featured physicist, written by Hawking himself.

Stephen Hawking Time and Universe

release date: Jun 01, 2007
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