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The Resource Brief answers to the big questions, Stephen Hawking

Brief answers to the big questions, Stephen Hawking

Label
Brief answers to the big questions
Title
Brief answers to the big questions
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hawking
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers the renowned scientist's final thoughts on using science to address the most important challenges facing humanity
  • "The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet--including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence--he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world."--Dust jacket
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1942-2018
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Hawking, Stephen
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.H38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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1982-
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  • Redmayne, Eddie
  • Thorne, Kip S.
  • Hawking, Lucy
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  • Science
  • Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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Label
Brief answers to the big questions, Stephen Hawking
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Eddie Redmayne -- An introduction / Kip Thorne -- Why we must ask the big questions -- Is there a God? -- How did it all begin? -- Is there other intelligent life in the universe? -- Can we predict the future? -- What is inside a black hole? -- Is time travel possible? -- Will we survive on Earth? -- Should we colonise space? -- Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? -- How do we shape the future?
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781984819192
Lccn
bl2018179891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1055766066
Label
Brief answers to the big questions, Stephen Hawking
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Eddie Redmayne -- An introduction / Kip Thorne -- Why we must ask the big questions -- Is there a God? -- How did it all begin? -- Is there other intelligent life in the universe? -- Can we predict the future? -- What is inside a black hole? -- Is time travel possible? -- Will we survive on Earth? -- Should we colonise space? -- Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? -- How do we shape the future?
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781984819192
Lccn
bl2018179891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
on1055766066

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