A Briefer History of Time : A Special Edition of the Science Classic
In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the intervening years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic worlds. These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE), which probed back in time to within 300,000 years of the universe's beginning and revealed wrinkles in the fabric of space-time that he had projected. Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these observations, as well as his own recent research, Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the chapters throughout.
- Hardback | 162 pages
- 160.02 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
- 27 Sep 2005
- Random House USA Inc
- Random House Inc
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
"Hawking and Mlodinow provide one of the most lucid discussions of this complex topic ever written for a general audience.... [They] maintain the same wry, lively tone that made A Brief History of Time such a delight."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review
About Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, who was born on the anniversary of Galileo's death in 1942, held Isaac Newton's chair as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, he is also the author of A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and numerous scientific books and papers. Leonard Mlodinow is a physicist and the author of Feynman's Rainbow, Euclid's Window, and The Drunkard's Walk. He lives in Pasadena, California.
"A Brief History of Time, published in 1988, was a landmark volume in science writing and in world-wide acclaim and popularity, with more than 9 million copies in print globally. The original edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the ensuing years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic world--observations that have confirmed many of Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book. Now a decade later, this edition updates the chapters throughout to document those advances, and also includes an entirely new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and a new introduction. It make vividly clear why "A Brief History of Time has transformed our view of the universe.