Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking (Paperback)Stephen Hawking (author)
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'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN
The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.
Is there a God?
How did it all begin?
Can we predict the future?
What is inside a black hole?
Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
How do we shape the future?
Will we survive on Earth?
Should we colonise space?
Is time travel possible?
Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.
And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.
Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.
A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm
Almost everything in Brief Answers is effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty * Guardian *
The best, most mind-bending sort of physics: black holes, time travel, the origins of the universe * The Times *
It is that ultra-distinctive voice (modest, profound, sometimes very funny) that knits this book together * Sunday Times *
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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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