A Brief History of Time

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Random House Publishing Group, May 4, 2011 - Science - 212 pages
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A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.
 

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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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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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User Review  - James Henderson - Goodreads

Not only is Stephen Hawking a remarkable human being who inspires us all, he's also a great story teller on a human level. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Two Space and Time
15
Chapter Three The Expanding Universe
37
Chapter Four The Uncertainty Principle
55
Chapter Six Black Holes 83
171
Chapter Twelve Conclusion
192
ACKNOVI ElGMENTS
208
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About the author (2011)

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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