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    DescriptionStephen 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.


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    Title
    A Briefer History of Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Hawking, By (author) Leonard Mlodinow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 418 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780593056974
    ISBN 10: 0593056973
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    BISAC V2.8: SCI061000
    BIC subject category V2: PHR
    DC22: 530.11
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16410
    Illustrations note
    col. ill
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    BANTAM PRESS
    Publication date
    11 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    STEPHEN HAWKING held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years; his other books for the general reader include the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell. Physicist LEONARD MLODINOW, his collaborator for this new edition, has taught at Cal Tech, written for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and is the author of Euclid's Window and Feynman's Rainbow and the co-author of the children's book series The Kids of Einstein Elementary.