Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Puzzle Edition (Hardback)
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Puzzle Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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NEW LIMITED EDITION OF THE SUNDAY TIMES No.1 BESTSELLER

'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'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. This limited edition features the 'Big Questions Puzzle' devised by Josh Kirklin, a PhD student in Stephen Hawking's department at the University of Cambridge, and is inspired by the ten big questions in the book:

Is there a God?
How did it all begin?
Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
Can we predict the future?
What is inside a black hole?
Is time travel possible?
Will we survive on Earth?
Should we colonise space?
Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?
How do we shape the future?

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.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529362756
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A beautiful book from a brilliant mind * Daily Telegraph *
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 *
It is that ultra-distinctive voice (modest, profound, sometimes very funny) that knits this book together * Sunday Times *
The best, most mind-bending sort of physics: black holes, time travel, the origins of the universe * The 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.

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Stiubhart

“Simply enthralling”

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

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“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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