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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (Paperback)
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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes (Paperback)

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?

These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers.

Following his passing in March 2018, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time will continue to forever stand as his gift to the world. Few books have carried such a siesmic impact, opening millions of minds to the deep cosmos in language that is both succinct and clear. 

It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

This edition includes updates from Stephen Hawking with his thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It was published to accompany the launch of a new app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.

One of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking was the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His bestselling publications included: A Brief History of Time, The Grand Design, A Briefer History of Time as well as a series of books for children, co-authored with his daughter Lucy Hawking, beginning with George's Secret Key to the Universe.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857501004
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

'He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit... His is a brain of extraordinary power.' - The Observer

'This app/book version of Hawking's famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawking as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawking, it is an honour to live in this times.' - Ribozyme

'Master of the Universe... One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos.' - Newsweek

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“an amazing and inspiering book”

My heart raced like there was no tomorrow In excitement to know what lies ahead. I couldn't put the book down it was like a force shield pushing against me . I really enjoyed the book.

Paperback edition
17th April 2015
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“One for the Stephen Hawking blind support crew”

OK, I assume it. I became so intrigued with the character that Stephen Hawking is, that far before the hype of his image 'exploitation' in the American TV hit 'The Big Bang Theory' (that I just... More

Paperback edition
3rd January 2017
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“A Brief History Of Time”

I have to be honest I was expecting a much easier, no a freer flowing read that what this actually was, given how much people rave about this book. Yes Hawking explains some very complicated theories in more... More

Paperback edition
6th May 2014
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