A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes

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Bantam Press, 1988 - Cosmology - 198 pages
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Provides an introduction to today's scientific ideas about the cosmos and reviews past theories. Also covers black holes, quarks, antimatter, and other mysteries of physics.

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

A brief history of time by author Stephen Hawkings, has 5 and a half million copies in print, and now we have "a reader's companion" to tell of his life and his work. This volume is much more than a ... Read full review

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User Review  - wilson33934 - LibraryThing

This book is as good as its previous account, the brief history of time, or maybe better. This book makes use of the previous knowledge from the brief history and expands it more by adding more ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. As a student at Oxford University, Hawking studied Physics, and after three years was awarded a first class honors degree in Natural Science. After gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge, Hawking became a Research Fellow, and later on a Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Widely regarded as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein, Hawking has held the post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge since 1979. Most famous for his research on black holes, he has written the books A Brief History of Time and Black Holes and Baby Universes, a collection of essays published in 1993. Also the author of numerous articles for scientific papers, Hawking has 12 honorary degrees and is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in his early 20s and is now confined to a wheelchair. He uses a computer device to help him speak. Hawking holds a professorship at the University of Oxford.

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