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- Publisher: Princeton University Press; Vhs edition (April 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691026092
- ISBN-13: 978-0691026091
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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"Over the past thirty years, Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose have done more than anyone to further our understanding of the nature of gravitation and cosmology. . . . The Nature of Space and Time is the result of their attempt to stage a structured dialogue about these problems, to isolate points of disagreement, and stimulate further investigation of these problems. . . . The debate between Hawking and Penrose is a live one between brilliant scientists. . . . This elegant little volume provides a clear account of two approaches to some of the greatest unsolved problems of gravitation and cosmology."--John Barrow, New Scientist
"A debate between Hawking and Penrose ... raises the reader's expectations of a lively interaction, and this is fully borne out in the transcribed discussion.... Hawking's effervescent sense of humour frequently enlivens the text."--Joseph Silk, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"If there were such a thing as the World Professional Heavyweight Theory Debating Society, this would be the title bout."--Christopher Dornan, Toronto Globe & Mail
"This is an interesting book to read now, but it promises to become an even more interesting book for future generations of physicists."--Robert M. Wald, Science
"I found great satisfaction and not inconsiderable benefit from my efforts. . . . The clarity and brilliance of Hawking's logic would break through in simple straightforward terms. . . . This provided a real thrill."--Lucy Horwitz, Boston Book Review
"As well as providing an accurate scientific record of the lectures, the text has lost none of the drama of the original occasion, which stemmed from the almost antithetical views of the two protagonists on almost everything except the classical theory of general relativity."--Gary Gibbons, Physics World
"This is a very courteous and intellectually stimulating exchange between two first-rate minds."--Library Journal
This is a fairly technical book, not a book that "explains science to the lay person." You have to have some familiarity with general relativity and the math that goes... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Misha Spal
This is a very educational book covering the lectures of one of the greatest physicists ever who explains a very complex subject in terms that are understandable and will get you... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mary Echternacht
Lots of sui generis formulas, much more philosophy than science, and above all, old (1994).
Get a nice science book from either author and you will be a lot better off, and... Read more
I love cosmology, physics and math but this book goes outside my comfort zone...so many equations and concepts that are beyond my complete understanding. Read morePublished on September 24, 2010 by William H. Folk II
I would not have ordered a used bookwith a "good" rating if I had known that it had coffee stains on multiple pages and the back cover. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Pamela Butts
If you liked "The Road to reality" and have an understanding of the Mathmatics of Quantum Physics and Relativity then you will enjoy this book. Otherwise don't bother.Published on May 8, 2009 by Bill J. Grossman
The complexity of space and time easily transcribed, though a more laymens terms kind of explaination would have been more interesting.Published on April 5, 2007 by Andrew Hegge