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TitleA Brief History of Time
AuthorStephen Hawking
ISBN0553380168
ImprintStephen Hawking Ltd
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Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages212

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In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe But the intervening years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro and the macrocosmic worlds These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawking s theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite COBE , which probed back in time to within 300,000 years of the universe s beginning and revealed wrinkles in the fabric of space time that he had projected Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these observations, as well as his own recent research, Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel, and updated the chapters throughout.

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It is not clear to me who is in the target audience for this book At times it tries to explain basic concepts of modern physics in simple language, and at other times it assumes a familiarity with the same subject For the first time I think I understand why absolute time is not consistent with relat... (Sign in to see more)


Laurel

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If I had a slightly evolved brain or were as brilliantly smart as, say, Stephen Hawking, I might give this book 4 or 5 stars I m pretty certain it deserves 4 or 5 stars But my brain is only I like to think a bit above average And so, yes, I admit it much of this especially when delving into his own... (Sign in to see more)


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Isn t it amazing that a person can read a book like A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and come away feeling both smarter and dumber than before he started What a universe we live in It s quite short and generally a quick read Not every page is filled with mind blowing numbing theorie... (Sign in to see more)


David Sarkies

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Things I learnt from Stephen Hawking11 October 2014 Ever since I took up physics in year 11 I have had a love affair with the subject, which is odd since I went on to study an arts law degree but that probably had something to do with the fact that I would not have had the staying power to pour all ... (Sign in to see more)


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The universe doesn t allow perfection Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of TimeI know I know I both loved and hated this book I definitely should never have read this book, cut the pages, opened the box, etc. Somehow Stephen Hawking has written a book that gently fluffs the tail on Schr din... (Sign in to see more)


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