Black Holes And Baby Universes And Other Essays

By Stephen HawkingThirteen extraordinary essays shed new light on the mysteries of the Universe--and on one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time.In his phenomenal bestseller "A Brief History of Time", Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the  most brilliant theeoretical 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 scientist' efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe. 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 understand the very nature of the cosmos.