- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Books; Updated & Expanded edition (June 7, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307291227
- ISBN-13: 978-0307291226
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.3 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Illustrated "A Brief History of Time" and "The Universe in a Nutshell" Paperback – June 7, 2007
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At the same time, Stephen Hawking explains the concept in a very simple way that any non-scientific person can understand.
I fully recommend this book.
One of my favorite parts of the book was probably the first chapter that gives a biography of Einstein. He then references Einstein and Newton throughout the book explaining their different theories and discoveries. The black hole section was also very interesting learning the physics of how they exist and work. Now I understand a little better the physics behind Star Wars and other sci-fi movies.
It was a fun book to read that I would recommend to anyone looking for a lighter physics read where they want to learn a little more about things that they have always heard about, but were afraid to research because they might only find things that were over their head.
Improved over previous versions. Excellent pictures. Expensive looking. Amateur appeal; pro content.
I'm not formally educated in this subject at all, so I can attest to it's accuracy, but having read other books by Greene, Tyson, etc, I'd say this book through the use of explanations in words and pictures, is able to explain a pretty good chunk of what might be going on in the "outer" world.
Personally... i think it's all about spinning magnets.
I found This double volume of Steven Hawking books to be more valuable than any science course I had ever taken in my life. Hawking has a remarkable ability to convey high level science into terms understandable to the untrained science enthusiast. And he manages to do so with humor to make the reading more lighthearted.
Where this edition of these classic books differs is their illustrations. Reading about things like how massive objects warps space-time to create gravity and speed up time would be rather difficult. But Hawking's writings in combination with the illustrations make it very easy to grasp the explanations about the fundamental constructs of the universe.
I have read through this book about 3 times now and every time I do I feel more connected with the universe around me, as if the more I understand it the more I become a part of it. It doesn't just teach you thinks like time dilation, but explains why time dilation occurs, and most importantly how that impacts you. That's when you start to really get a feel for your place in the universe.
I HIGHLY recommend this book, and specifically this illustrated version of the book, for anyone who wants to really understand the physical universe we live in. What it was like when it started, how it got to be what it is now, and why things interact the way they do. It's all covered.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
But I liked the Universe in a nutshell.
And found it combined and with new photos.
So I am happy
If you are interested in Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" and "Universe in a Nutshell" this is the version to get. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Metallurgist
Steven Hawking is perhaps one of the most misguided sudo philosophers in the world.....I wish he would stick to physics and leave philosophy to those who understand it.Published 14 months ago by Swede
2 amazing books in one with great illustrations. Every household should have one.Published 14 months ago by JAS
Ran across this book a few years back..Written well... interesting facts....Published 18 months ago by James Williamson