Erscheinungsdatum: 31.01.2005, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: From Newton to Hawking, Titelzusatz: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics, Autor: Knox, Kevin // Noakes, Richard, Redaktion: Knox, Kevin, Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SCIENCE // History, Rubrik: Mathematik, Seiten: 516, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 935 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Die Veränderungen durch den Klimawandel sind noch gar nichts, verglichen mit dem, was in den Beziehungen der wissenschaftlich brillanten, sozial aber eher beschränkten Charaktere im Comedy-Megahit The Big Bang Theory alles passiert. Die leidenschaftliche Las-Vegas-Heirat der Turteltäubchen Leonard und Penny gerät in Gefahr durch das schlechte Timing, mit dem der arglose Bräutigam ein voreheliches Geständnis macht. Der überrationale Sheldon und die romantische Amy annullieren ihren "Beziehungsvertrag", doch die Gesetze der Anziehungskraft bringen sie wieder zusammen - inklusive einer unerwarteten Geburtstagsüberraschung. Howard und Bernadette gehen mit zittrigen Schritten in die nächste Phase ihres Ehe-Experimentes: Sie werden Eltern. Der ewige Single Raj erlebt einen unvergesslichen Valentinstag und kämpft mit der Anziehungskraft zweier zuvorkommender Freundinnen.Darsteller:Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Alessandra Torresani, Brian George, Brian Thomas Smith, Christine Baranski, Dean Norris, John Ross Bowie, Kevin Sussman, Laura Spencer, Laurie Metcalf, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Sara Gilbert, Stephen Hawking, Vernee Watson, Wil Wheaton
Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Hawking was a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. In 2002, Hawking was ranked number 25 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009 and achieved commercial success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general. His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, "ALS", or Lou Gehrig's disease) that gradually paralysed him over the decades. Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a speech-generating device, initially through use of a hand-held switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113620/bk_acx0_113620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, Lee Stringer - homeless and drug-addicted for 11 years - found a pencil to run through his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became a habit that won out over drugs, and before long Stringer had created one of the most powerful urban memoirs of our time. With humane wisdom and a biting wit, Stringer chronicles the unraveling of his seemingly secure existence as a marketing executive and his odyssey of survival on the streets of New York. Whether he is portraying "God's corner", as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzi, a hooker and "past-due tourist" whose infant he sometimes babysits, whether he recounts taking shelter underneath Grand Central by night and collecting cans by day or making a living hawking Street News on the subway, Lee Stringer conveys the vitality and complexity of a down-and-out life. Rich with small acts of kindness, humor, and even heroism amid violence and desperation, Grand Central Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kenerly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006335/bk_blak_006335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Flatland is populated by Squares, Triangles, Circles, and Lines, all of which are strictly divided by class and gender. However, our narrator, A Square, living a practical life in this two-dimensional universe, dreams of other worlds. Perhaps A Sphere, a figure from a three-dimensional realm, can help drive home the point. But, as A Square soon discovers, educating Flatland about the shapes of things to come proves to be a dangerous infraction. Published in 1884, Abbott's intricately imaginative novella, which became a classic in the era of Einstein, was a skewering of social hierarchy that inspired Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and anyone who dared to think - literally - outside the box. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: Previously published as Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, this edition of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009797/bk_brll_009797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.