A Brief History Of Time

A Brief History Of Time : From Big Bang To Black Holes

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 16mm | 220g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • diagrams
  • 0553175211
  • 9780553175219
  • 18,562

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"This app/book version of Hawking's famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawking as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawking, it is an honour to live in this times." Ribozyme "'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 Timesshow more

About Stephen Hawking

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.show more

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"'Master of the Universe...One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos'"show more

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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.show more

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170,752 ratings
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"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."show more
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