A Briefer History of Time (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Science - 176 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
Good overview, quick read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

As stated by the authors, this was easier to digest than its predecessor. Since I have a very limited understanding of science, I appreciated the straight forward style of this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Lawry - Goodreads

Let's face it, it is Hawking. The guy is brilliant and a treasure to all mankind. This is a short easy read with lots of cool pictures. He clearly dumbed it down and wrote slowly for simpleton folks ... Read full review

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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.




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