Brief Answers to the Big Questions (Hardback)Stephen Hawking (author)
A fitting, parting gift: Brief Answers to the Big Questions rekindles that excitement we shared as booksellers when A Brief History of Time became the phenomenon it was, Hawking’s zeal and spirit undimmed to the last.
Professor Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist, an influential author and thinker, and a great popular communicator. Throughout his career he was asked questions by business leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, academics and the general public on a broad range of subjects, from the origins of the universe to the future of the planet.Brief Answers to the Big Questions brings together his thinking on the most timeless and the most-timely questions in science:
- Where did we come from?
- What is inside a black hole?
- Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
- How will we survive on earth?
- How can we colonise space?
- Will we ever be able to go beyond the Solar System?
For both the scientific and the intellectually curious, this book celebrates the mind, humour, and achievements of one of the most inspiring figures in recent history.
The book will include an afterword from Lucy Hawking and a percentage of all royalties will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 221 x 163 x 28 mm
'Hawking's gift for vivid scientific storytelling is beautifully employed throughout. This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above.' - The Telegraph
'...it's time to get high on physics.' - The Times
'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, and up to the minute.' - The Guardian
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“Out of this world”
Such an easy read on all levels. A tribute to Stephen’s ability to explain complex subjects simply.
As a scientist I've read Stephen's other writing with pleasure and at times some effort (I'm not an astrophysicist) but found this his final work a real pleasure. It shows the man most people never... More
“Brief Answers to Big Question”
Very thought provoking. The answer to is there a god is almost as difficult to believe as believing in a god.
Have to read all answers at least twice. Sooo interesting this book could last me for ever.
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