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A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

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Book Overview: A Brief History of Time

#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.

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ISBN-139780553380163
ISBN-100553380168
PublisherBantam
Publication Date1998
Edition10th Anniversary
Languageen
Pages212
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power."-- The New York Review of Books

"This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe while marvelling at his mind."-- The Sunday Times (London)

"Masterful."-- The Wall Street Journal

"Charming and lucid . . . [A book of] sunny brilliance."-- The New Yorker

"Lively and provocative . . . Mr. Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gifts--easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life."-- The New York Times

"Even as he sits helpless in his wheelchair, his mind seems to soar ever more brilliantly across the vastness of space and time to unlock the secrets of the universe."-- Time

Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author, was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. Recognized for his revolutionary work with black holes and relativity, Hawking held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years, a prestigious role once occupied by Sir Isaac Newton. Despite his early diagnosis of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at age 21, Hawking persevered, becoming a beacon of resilience and a voice of authority in the world of theoretical physics. Best known to the public for his fascinating exploration of the cosmos in his bestselling publication, "A Brief History of Time", Hawking made complex theories about space and time accessible to the everyday reader. His ability to articulate mind-bending scientific concepts in a digestible manner has endeared him to people across the globe. Other notable titles from his repertoire include "The Universe in a Nutshell" and "On the Shoulders of Giants." Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018, leaving behind a profound scientific legacy that continues to inspire and shape understanding. His groundbreaking contributions to theoretical physics, coupled with his dedication to making science accessible to everyone, make Hawking a cherished figure in human history. His life and work serve as a testimony to the limitless potential of the human mind.

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