These essays range from the autobiographical to the purely scientific. Building on his earlier work, Stephen 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, a concept he believes will come to seem as natural to the next generation as our current idea that the world is round.
Unfolding the great mysteries of the universe as a backdrop, Stephen Hawking also reflects on free will, the value of life, and his perceptions of death. He looks at how scientific theory converges with - and diverges from - science fiction, as well as how scientific fact interfaces with our own lives.
©1993 Stephen Hawking and Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing; (P)1993 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
This book and the author are an insiration. The author not only understands the Universe, but he tried to help me see what he sees. Even if only for a minute I was hooked.
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