A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes

A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes

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By (author) Stephen Hawking

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time.

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In 1963, Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. For thirty years he held the post of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees, was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science.

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"I have just completed and finished this book and can honestly say this is one of the greatest books I have ever read. What a wonderful mind on that young man stephen hawking. It was intersesting, appealing, absorbing, engaging, revealling and compelling. what an exceptional brain stephen hawking has got. just a magnificent book with an marvellous mind. I consider him right up there with einstein and newton. Thumbs up."

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"'Master of the Universe...One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos'" Newsweek "'This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe, while marvelling at his mind'" The Sunday Times "'He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit...His is a brain of extraordinary power'" Observer "'To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience'" The Sunday Times "'One of the most brilliant scientific minds since Einstein'" Daily Express