A Briefer History of Time

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Bantam Books, 2008 - Science - 162 pages
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The science classic made more accessible
* More concise * Illustrated

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS

Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts--the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking's response.

Although "briefer," this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking's earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field--from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

  

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Comfortable readable style of writing. - Goodreads
So accessible and easy to read. - Goodreads
Such a nice, readable overview. - Goodreads
Excellent intro to modern physics. - Goodreads
Well written explanations of complex physics theories. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jann StrÝmme - Goodreads

I read through it in one setting (several planes but ine one day). It's very captivating but it does not go that deep into the material. But it's easy to read and a good jumping board if you're interested in physics. Read full review

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How to feel much smarter and horribly stupid at the same time Read full review

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Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Brief History of Time, 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 coauthor of the children's book series The Kids of Einstein Elementary.

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