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Does it succeed? Yes and no. While Hawking offers genuinely accessible context for such complexities as string theory and the nature of time, it's when he must translate equations to sentences that the limits of language get in the way. But Hawking has simplified the origin of the universe, the nature of space and time, and what holds it all together to an unprecedented degree, inviting nonscientists to share his obvious awe and love of the unseen forces that shape it all.
Yes, it's difficult reading, but it's worth it. Hawking is one of the great geniuses of our time, a man whose life has been devoted to thinking in the abstract about the universe. With his help, and pictures--lots of pictures--we can seek to understand a bit more of the cosmos. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This product is amazing, I did not have any issue all as per agreementPublished 2 days ago by Matias
Fascinating Book. Not light reading but great reading for the inquiring mind. Purchased for self and gift for son in law. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Bill
In the article, "Stephen Hawking: God did not create Universe"1, he is quoted as saying,
"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will... Read more
My hat's off to anyone who truly absorbs and understands this book. In order to do that you must have studied physics and learned these elements slowly and thoroughly--one piece... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John W.
I've always loved Hawking's books, but this tops the list. This book is beautiful and is easy for anyone to understand! I highly recommend this for anyone interested in Physics.Published 1 month ago by Kyle McCabe