A Briefer History of Time

A Briefer History of Time

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The science classic made more accessible
* More concise * Illustrated

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS

Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts--the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking's response.

Although "briefer," this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking's earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field--from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Dell, 2005.
ISBN: 9780553385465
9780553804362
0553804367
Branch Call Number: 523.1 HAW
Characteristics: 162 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mlodinow, Leonard 1954-

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PhileasFogg
Jul 18, 2016

The book was very easy to follow and even somewhat humorous at times. It took on more difficult topics towards the end, but remained easy to read. A great refresher for the concepts I had previously learned and did a stupendous job at introducing new concepts to me.

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janwishart
Jul 27, 2015

Easier to follow than the brief history of time. Still got lost though!

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eleanorsolomon
Dec 20, 2014

One of the best science books I've ever read. The writer takes some of the most fascinating stuff about astrophysics and turns it into something anybody could pick up and read.

rainbow0 Sep 07, 2013

A far, far better book than Neil Turok's "The Universe Within", which I read just before this one. I liked the humble and considerate attitude of Hawking and Mlodinov in carefully explaining for the layperson what the science of physics has discovered.

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frosty2
Oct 23, 2011

fun informative read

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panhan
Oct 25, 2007

S. Hawking has a very clear way of wirting a grade school kid could understand some topics :)

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