A Brief History of Time

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Bantam Books, 1998 - Science - 212 pages
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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.

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The introduction to relativity was good. - LibraryThing
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Ridiculously amazing. I put this book off because I thought it would be too hard but I found in these pages a kind friend with the most profound questions and insights anyone has ever had. And he wrote it in a way that I could understand. This is one of the best books that I have ever read. Read full review

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stephen hawking, he is a gr8 guy! i luv physics thats why i admire him. he is my ideal person apart from my parents................

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1998)

Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge; his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and The Universe in a Nutshell.

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