A Briefer History of Time

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Author: Leonard Mlodinow,Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140706679X

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the book's most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author's wish to make its content accessible to readers - as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings. Although this book is literally somewhat 'briefer', it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory. This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete, unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book-but even more so - A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space. Thirty-eight full-colour illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating addition in its own right to the literature of science.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit

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Author: Stephen W. Hawking

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499626005

Category:

Page: 271

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Zehn Jahre sind seit der Erstveröffentlichung des internationalen Bestsellers vergangen, eine Zeit, in der die Erforschung des Universums und der Teilchenwelt um Riesenschritte vorangekommen ist. Sie haben zu einer Fülle neuer Beobachtungsdaten und zu enormen Fortschritten bei der Suche nach der Großen Vereinheitlichten Theorie geführt, die alle Rätsel um Entstehung, Entwicklung und Zukunft des Weltalls lösen soll. In dieser aktualisierten und erweiterten Ausgabe bringt Hawking sein Buch auf den aktuellen Erkenntnisstand. Der Band enthält neben dem vollständig überarbeiteten Originaltext ein neues Vorwort und ein zusätzliches Kapitel über Wurmlöcher und Zeitreisen. Das Buch, das unsere Weltsicht verändert hat Woher kommen wir? Warum ist das Universum so, wie es ist? Dieses Buch hat unsere Weltsicht verändert und zugleich setzte es neue Maßstäbe für die Darstellung komplexer physikalischer Zusammenhänge. Stephen Hawkings "Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit" hat das Wissen über die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, das Wesen der Zeit und die Suche nach der Weltformel in der Physik und Kosmologie populär gemacht wie kein anderes. Das Credo eines Jahrhundert-Genies.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit

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Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644008612

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Ist das Universum unendlich oder begrenzt? Hat die Raumzeit einen Anfang, den Urknall? Dehnt sie sich aus? Wird sie wieder in sich zusammenstürzen? Liefe die Zeit dann rückwärts? Welchen Platz im Universum nehmen wir ein? Und ist in den atemberaubenden Modellen der Kosmologen noch Platz für einen Gott? – Es sind existenzielle Fragen, mit denen sich Stephen Hawking befasst, Fragen, die Forschung und Lehre in den Zentren der modernen Physik ebenso bestimmen wie die Diskussion von Geisteswissenschaftlern. Dieses Meisterwerk eines Jahrhundert-Genies hat unsere Weltsicht verändert. Zugleich hat Stephen Hawking damit neue Maßstäbe für die Erklärung komplexer physikalischer Zusammenhänge gesetzt. In diesem Buch, weltweit inzwischen über zehn Millionen Mal verkauft, ist das Credo des großen Physikers enthalten und lebendig. «Der Physiker Stephen Hawking ist im Begriff, die Formel zu finden, die das Universum erklärt.» ZEIT-Magazin

Betrachtungen zu Stephen Hawkings 'Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit'

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Author: Siegfried Exler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640365712

Category:

Page: 52

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Praktische (Ethik, Asthetik, Kultur, Natur, Recht, ...), Note: 1,0, Technische Universitat Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit hat den Bestseller von Stephen Hawking zum Thema, mit welchem dieser die (zum Ende des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts) neuesten Erkenntnisse und Forschungsrichtungen zur Kosmologie einer breiten Offentlichkeit nahe bringen wollte. Die enge Verzahnung des Buches und seiner Thesen mit der Personlichkeit des Autors sowie dessen Ideenwelt, die weit vor das moderne, mathematische Naturverstandnis zuruckreichen, bedingen auch den Aufbau der folgenden Ausfuhrungen: Sie beginnen mit dem Versuch, Hawkings Rolle im Wechselspiel zwischen Wissenschaft und Metaphysik zu skizzieren. Danach folgt ein Abriss seiner personlichen und wissenschaftlichen Biographie. Im vierten Abschnitt kommen anhand von exemplarischen Beispielen formale und inhaltliche Aspekte des Buches zur Sprache. Hier ist zu zeigen, dass es, ausser der Tatsache ein popularwissenschaftliches Geschichtsbuch zu sein, auch zur Selbstdarstellung des Autors dient und gleichsam ein Rechtfertigungsmittel fur dessen Vorstellungen und eine Art Glaubensbekenntnis darstellt. Der funfte Abschnitt referiert den zentralen Teil von Hawking Werk - die seinerzeit aktuellste populare Darstellung vom Ursprung und Schicksal des Universums. An der Erarbeitung der Grundlagen hierzu hatte er selber einen wesentlichen Anteil. Auch hier ist eine bemerkenswerte Ambivalenz zwischen rational-mathematischer Arbeitsweise und metaphysischen Wunschvorstellungen nicht zu ubersehen. In den Schlusskapiteln munden die Erorterungen zu diesen physikalischen und kosmologischen Entdeckungen und Erkenntnisse (fast?) schon wieder in kosmogonische Sichtweisen ein, und es erhebt sich die Frage, ob die Grundgedanken der modernen Wissenschaft sich wirklich von Sichtweisen und Vorstellungen unterscheiden, die zweieinhalb Jahrtausende in die Kulturgeschichte zur

The Illustrated Brief History of Time

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Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593077184

Category: Cosmology

Page: 256

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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 Hole in the Universe

How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything

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Author: K. C. Cole

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544079558

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 1972

“A compelling, enjoyable, and widely accessible exploration of one of the most fundamental scientific issues of our age” (Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe). In The Hole in the Universe, an award-winning science writer “provides an illuminating slant on physics and mathematics by exploring the concept of nothing” (Scientific American). Welcome to the world of cutting-edge math, physics, and neuroscience, where the search for the ultimate vacuum, the point of nothingness, the ground zero of theory, has rendered the universe deep, rich, and juicy. Every time scientists and mathematicians think they have reached the ultimate void, something new appears: a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time, repulsive anti-gravity, universes that breed like bunnies. Cole’s exploration at the edge of everything is “as playfully entertaining as it is informative” (San Jose Mercury News). “A strong and sometimes mind-blowing introduction to the edges of modern physics.” —Salon.com “Comprising an expansive set of topics from the history of numbers to string theory, the big bang, even Zen, the book’s chapters are broken into bite-sized portions that allow the author to revel in the puns and awkwardness that comes with trying to describe a concept that no one has fully grasped. It is an amorphous, flowing, mind-bending discussion, written in rich, graceful prose. As clear and accessible as Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, this work deserves wide circulation, not just among science buffs.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Here we have the definitive book about nothing, and who would think that nothing could be so interesting . . . not only accessible but compelling reading.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Universe in a Nutshell

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Author: Stephen W. Hawking,STEPHEN W AUTOR HAWKING

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055380202X

Category: Science

Page: 216

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The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312792566

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds.

A Little History of the World

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Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300132076

Category: History

Page: 304

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E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.

Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062464353

Category: Science

Page: 464

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

The Islamic Enlightenment

The Struggle Between Faith and Reason: 1798 to Modern Times

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Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780099578703

Category:

Page: 448

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017 'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday Times The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment - the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.

The History of Bees

A Novel

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Author: Maja Lunde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175734

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

The History of Love

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Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241964202

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Leo Gursky is a man who fell in love at the age of ten and has been in love ever since. These days he is just about surviving life in America, tapping his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbour know he's still alive, drawing attention to himself at the milk counter of Starbucks. But life wasn't always like this: sixty years ago in the Polish village where he was born Leo fell in love with a young girl called Alma and wrote a book in honour of his love. These days he assumes that the book, and his dreams, are irretrievably lost, until one day they return to him in the form of a brown envelope. Meanwhile, a young girl, hoping to find a cure for her mother's loneliness, stumbles across a book that changed her mother's life and she goes in search of the author. Soon these and other worlds collide in The History of Love, a captivating story of the power of love, of loneliness and of survival.

A Short History of German Philosophy

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Author: Vittorio Hösle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691183121

Category:

Page: 304

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In an accessible narrative that explains complex ideas in clear language, Vittorio Hösle traces the evolution of German philosophy and describes its central influence on other aspects of German culture, including literature, politics, and science, from the Middle Ages to today. A Short History of German Philosophy addresses the philosophical changes brought about by Luther's Reformation, and then presents a detailed account of German philosophy from Leibniz to Kant; the rise of a new form of humanities; and the German Idealists. The following chapters investigate the collapse of the German synthesis in Schopenhauer, Marx, and Nietzsche. Turning to the twentieth century, the book explores the rise of analytical philosophy; the foundation of the historical sciences; Husserl's phenomenology and its radical alteration by Heidegger; the Nazi philosophers Gehlen and Schmitt; and the main West German philosophers after 1945. Arguing that there was a distinctive German philosophical tradition from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, the book closes by examining why that tradition largely ended in the recent past. A philosophical history remarkable for its scope, brevity, and lucidity, this is an invaluable book for students of philosophy and anyone interested in German intellectual and cultural history.

George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

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Author: Lucy Hawking,Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416990577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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George and Annie explore the galaxy in this cosmic adventure from Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, complete with essays from Professor Hawking about the latest in space travel. George is heartbroken when he learns that his friend Annie and her father are moving to the US. Eric has a new job working for the space program, looking for signs of life in the Universe. Eric leaves George with a gift—a book called The User’s Guide to the Universe. But Annie and Eric haven’t been gone for very long when Annie believes that she is being contacted by aliens, who have a terrible warning for her. George joins her in the US to help her with her quest—and before he knows it, he, Annie, Cosmos, and Annie’s annoying cousin Emmett have been swept up in a cosmic treasure hunt, spanning the whole galaxy and beyond. Lucy Hawking's own experiences in zero-gravity flight and interviews with astronauts at Cape Kennedy and the Johnson Space Center lend the book a sense of realism and excitement that is sure to fire up imaginations. The book includes essays written by Professor Hawking and his colleagues, in which they provide the latest thoughts on space travel.

Von der Kupfersteinzeit zu den Seltenen Erden

Eine kurze Geschichte der Metalle

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Author: Florian Neukirchen

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783662493465

Category: Science

Page: 167

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Wie Florian Neukirchen in diesem Buch aufzeigt, spielten Metalle in der Geschichte der Menschheit eine herausragende Rolle, selbst einzelne Epochen wie Bronzezeit und Eisenzeit wurden nach ihnen benannt. Archäologen versuchen, die frühe Geschichte der Metallurgie anhand von Artefakten, alten Bergwerken und ausgegrabenen Öfen zu entschlüsseln. Dabei geht es nicht nur um die Technologie (Bergbau, Verhüttung und Metallverarbeitung, Waffen und Werkzeuge), sondern auch um Handelsrouten und um kulturelle Besonderheiten. Die Erkenntnisse der Archäometallurgie und Montanarchäologie haben dazu geführt, dass manche grundlegende Hypothesen sich als falsch herausgestellt haben: Gibt es wirklich eine lineare technologischen Entwicklung, bei der bestimmte Metalle Stufe für Stufe aufeinander folgen? Wo fand die technologische Innovation statt? Führten die neuen Materialien zu plötzlichen gesellschaftlichen Umbrüchen oder eher zu einem langsamen Wandel? Auch in der jüngeren Geschichte haben neu eingeführte Metalle ganz neue Anwendungen möglich gemacht, wie etwa Aluminium und Titan für Flugzeuge und U-Boote, über diverse Superlegierungen für besonders extreme Bedingungen in Gasturbinen bis hin zu Tantal, Lithium, Indium und den Seltenerdelementen in Handys, Computern, Elektroautos und Energiesparlampen. Das Buch zeichnet die Geschichte der Metalle von den Anfängen bis zu den heutigen Hightech-Metallen nach und bietet zugleich den historischen Kontext und das notwendige Hintergrundwissen: Wie unterscheidet sich die Verhüttung verschiedener Erze? Was sind die Unterschiede zwischen Schmiedeeisen und Stahl? Ist Eisen wirklich besser als Bronze?

Historische und politische Aufsätze

Dritter Band: Freiheit und Königtum

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Author: Heinrich von Treitschke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846045179

Category: History

Page: 656

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The Hidden Reality

Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

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Author: Brian Greene

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141029811

Category: Nuclear astrophysics

Page: 370

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'A writer of exceptional clarity and charm . . . every chapter opens level after level of previously unimaginable, mind-expanding realities' Oliver Sacks There was a time when 'universe' meant all there is. Everything. Yet, as Brian Greene's extraordinary book shows, ours may be just one universe among many, like endless reflections in a mirror. He takes us on a captivating exploration of parallel worlds - from a multiverse where an infinite number of your doppelgängers are reading this sentence, to vast oceans of bubble universes and even multiverses made of mathematics - showing just how much of reality's true nature may be hidden within them. 'Exciting and rewarding . . . captures and engages the imagination . . . Greene has a gift for elucidating big ideas' The New York Times 'The book serves well as an introduction to the multiverse and will open up many people's eyes' John Gribbin 'Few living writers write so lucidly . . . Greene might be the best intermediary I've found between the sparkling, absolute zero world of mathematics and the warm, clumsy world of human language' Boston Globe

The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of

The Most Astounding Papers of Quantum Physics--and How They Shook the Scientific World

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Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 076244374X

Category: Science

Page: 1176

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“God does not play dice with the universe.” So said Albert Einstein in response to the first discoveries that launched quantum physics, as they suggested a random universe that seemed to violate the laws of common sense. This 20th-century scientific revolution completely shattered Newtonian laws, inciting a crisis of thought that challenged scientists to think differently about matter and subatomic particles. The Dreams That Stuff Is Made Of compiles the essential works from the scientists who sparked the paradigm shift that changed the face of physics forever, pushing our understanding of the universe on to an entirely new level of comprehension. Gathered in this anthology is the scholarship that shocked and befuddled the scientific world, including works by Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Max Born, Erwin Schrodinger, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, as well as an introduction by today's most celebrated scientist, Stephen Hawking.