- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group); New Ed edition (April 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553175211
- ISBN-13: 978-0553175219
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1,854 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,039,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes Paperback – April 1, 1995
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Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? Hawking attempts to reveal these questions (and where we're looking for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time, and physicists' search for a grand unifying theory. This is deep science; these concepts are so vast (or so tiny) as to cause vertigo while reading, and one can't help but marvel at Hawking's ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions. The journey is certainly worth taking, for, as Hawking says, the reward of understanding the universe may be a glimpse of "the mind of God." --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"This app/book version of Hawking's famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawking as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawking, it is an honour to live in this times." * Ribozyme * "'Master of the Universe...One scientist's courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos'" * Newsweek * "'This book marries a child's wonder to a genius's intellect. We journey into Hawking's universe, while marvelling at his mind'" * The Sunday Times * "'He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit...His is a brain of extraordinary power'" * Observer * "'To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience'" * The Sunday Times *
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I do not intend to be in any way cruel or demeaning,In no way do I intend to be disrespectful of the courage and struggle this man has endured and I do believe he is known for his sense of humor but... when I see his picture on the book cover I think of Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
I love to have the wonders of the universe explained to me by someone who does not require me to do the math. I'll trust him.
I refuse to see current movie on his life. Hollywood is like the Eskimo mother who chews the whale meat for her child to eat. Only after Hollywood
Hawkings traces thought of the nature of the World through the eyes of ancient contributors to the scientific revolution to the study of atomic physics of the last century or two to modern times. One can be a novice and come away with a firm grasp of the subject. One can be partially trained to a certain level, breeze through those parts, and jump in where his knowledge is at it's limit.
You will not find complicated differential equations to struggle with, but you will find down to earth explanations to easily understand.
As to Pastafarianism, well pasta is made of carbohydrate, C, H and O. Hawkings will explain where these basic elements came from and where they are going.