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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The introduction to relativity was good. - LibraryThing
This makes the visualization of them very difficult. - LibraryThing
Just a little dated, but he's an entertaining writer. - LibraryThing
I do think his explanations are lucid and elegant. - LibraryThing

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I could add "Theory of Everything" as my 12th book of the year (Gawd I'm behind in my reading!), but they are, often literally, the same work. In both, Hawking takes us, slowly and intuitively ... Read full review

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Great book for those who don't really into the science. I was very excited reading that book. 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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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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