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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.
85% of the book is science fiction. I was looking for something more profound. Nothing new in this book old book.Published 2 months ago by Thank You
While trying to "summarize" the universe in a "nutshell" is certainly intriguing, in kind of a fast food McDonald's kind of way, I have to say I am disappointed in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr. Popularity
very insightful book, a lttle hard to understand at first but becomes more easily understood toward the end when it all comes together.Published 4 months ago by J kolek
This product is amazing, I did not have any issue all as per agreementPublished 4 months 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 5 months ago by Bill