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Textbook Symposium of Hawkings birthday

  1. Jun 23, 2005 #1
    I came across a book at the "worlds greatest bookstore" in toronto...yes thats the name of the store...I believe it was for hawkings birthday...and had wheeler/thorpe/penrose as the chief editor...it was a collection of technical theoretical physics stuff presented at Hawkings bday.(2-3 inches thick)

    Has anyone come across this book? is it any good? can you give the title
    and isbn?
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  3. Jun 23, 2005 #2


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    Do you mean this?

    The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology
    Celebrating Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday
    Edited by
    G. W. Gibbons University of Cambridge
    E. P. S. Shellard University of Cambridge
    S. J. Rankin University of Cambridge

    Hardback (ISBN-10: 0521820812 | ISBN-13: 9780521820813)
    Published November 2003 | 906 pages | 247 x 174 mm

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521820812/ (cheaper)

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  4. Jun 23, 2005 #3
    yes ...any good? hmm guess wheeler/thorne wrote the beginnigng chapter.
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    I looked over it a couple of times in a bookstore. Trying to see whether I should pay the hefty proice to buy it. I decided not, a bunch of fascinating short technical articles, but already somewhat out of date.
  6. Jul 1, 2005 #5


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    You can find some of the articles in arxiv.org, just write the titles in the search mask. Others can be found also writing hawking and birthday in the "abstract" field of the search mask.
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