A Briefer History of Time

Hawking, S. W.

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Briefer History of Time
FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS nbsp; Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts--the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe-- A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking's response. nbsp; Although "briefer," this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking's earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field--from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.
Published: New York : Bantam Dell, 2005.
ISBN: 9780553804362
Branch Call Number: 523.1 HAW
Characteristics: 162 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mlodinow, Leonard 1954-


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One of the world’s most brilliant physicists explains theories of the universe in language the lay person can understand

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Dec 20, 2014
  • eleanorsolomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best science books I've ever read. The writer takes some of the most fascinating stuff about astrophysics and turns it into something anybody could pick up and read.

Sep 07, 2013
  • rainbow0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A far, far better book than Neil Turok's "The Universe Within", which I read just before this one. I liked the humble and considerate attitude of Hawking and Mlodinov in carefully explaining for the layperson what the science of physics has discovered.

Oct 23, 2011
  • frosty2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

fun informative read

Oct 25, 2007
  • panhan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

S. Hawking has a very clear way of wirting a grade school kid could understand some topics :)


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