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A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 01, 1988 – Hawking's discovery that black holes emit particles caused great excitement among astronomers. In this succinct overview of current theories of the cosmos, the Cambridge University physicist modestly weaves in his own notable contributions while giving due credit to his colleagues. He explains why relativity implies that a "big bang'' occurred and examines string theory, which posits a universe of 10 or 26 dimensions. His understanding of time's flow leads him to conclude that intelligent beings can only exist during the expansion phase of our increasingly chaotic universe. New research on black holes and subatomic particles holds implications for scientists who, like Hawking, are attempting to devise a unified theory linking Einstein to quantum mechanics. The merit of this book is Hawking's ability to make these ideas graspable by the lay reader.

Customer Reviews

Unparalleled (In Our Universe)

Hawking brings forth ideas of labyrinthine complexity with unequaled clarity and eloquence. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever asked the question... Well, come to think of it, anyone who has ever asked ANY question.

A Brief History of Time

Brilliant man, interesting book. A must read.

A brief history of time

A MUST READ BOOK, WRITTEN BY ARGUABLY THE SMARTEST MAN EVER TO BE BORN AND LIVE ON PLANET EARTH!!! Albert Einstein, I believe is almost as brilliant, but Hawking's can put impossible to fathom and comprohend thoughts and theories into lamen's terms. That way, AVERAGE or SLIGHTLY SMARTER THAN AVERAGE people can understand and hold onto these ideas in their minds without fear of forgetting or misunderstanding them seconds after reading them...... GET AND READ THIS BOOK, THEN PASS ALONG TO A FRIEND !!!!!!

William Bowers 4-7-2012

A Brief History of Time
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science & Nature
  • Published: Mar 01, 1988
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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