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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Easy to read and understand a complicated subject. - Goodreads
When I get confused by the intro, this is a bad sign. - Goodreads
Stephen Hawking truly is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
The explanations were really simple and easy to follow. - Goodreads
A good starting point...now to get serious! - Goodreads
This is in spite of him writing it in lay men's terms - Goodreads
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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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It has taken me over a month to complete this book, but with my limited brain, I had to consume it in small chunks and often go back and reread bits. Even now, I am certainly not going to pretend that ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
15
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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