A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who 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.

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ISBN : 0553804367
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 pages


Cait rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2010

There's nothing like the contemplation of the universe for making one feel simultaneously awe struck and incredibly insignificant. Kind of random, but I loved Hawking's frequent use of the exclamation mark. For example:: "However, when an antiparticle and a particle meet, they annihilate each other...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

June 02, 2016

An exceptionally good, concise look at physics for the layman. The explanations were just super. Simple, yet not stupidly so for me with my high school & Sunday supplement level of education on the subject. There are some tough concepts to understand. For instance, wave-particle duality is pr...

Deborah rated it ★★★☆☆

June 16, 2014

If you're thinking of reading A Brief History of Time, read this first. At least if you're a total civilian, which I am. My son and I read this together. We did have to hit the Internet pretty hard a few times to get clarification on some critical points; but all in all, this is a well-written, a...

Tariq rated it ★★★★☆

October 21, 2012

رائع! كتاب لطيف، مختصر، ومركّز، يجعلك تعرف بشكل جيد أكثر الموضوعات التي تهم علماء الفيزياء اليوم يحوي الكتاب عدة موضوعات متّصلة بطريقة ما، قرأت عن أكثرها سابقا بشكل منفصل، لكني لم أجد كتابا مثل هذا جامعا لها، بشكل واضح يجعلني أفهم رغم أني لستُ مختصّا استمتعت به، وأراه مناسبا لكل من لديه أسئلة حول ال...

tyranus rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2015

"Zamanın Daha Kısa Tarihi", "Zamanın Kısa Tarihi" adlı kitabın daha anlaşılır özeti gibi düşünülebilir. Fazladan birkaç konu başlığı eklenmiş. Kitapta zaman yolculuğu yapmanın neden mümkün olabileceği güzel anlatılmış. Solucan delikleri, zamanda yolculuk, galaksiler arası yolculuk gibi ilgi çekic...

Yazeed rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2016

كتاب يحتوي على معلومات عديدة في الفيزياء، أعتقد بأن 40% من معلوماته لايفهمها الا المتخصصين

Jim rated it ★★★☆☆

February 21, 2013

In an attempt to prove to some recent mega-brainiac friends (not that they asked me) that I was capable of some limited understanding of physics, I picked up this slim volume. The result: my brain hurts, I learned a few things, and I humbly submit that I will stay in the humanities. Although I th...

Briynne rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2008

Wow and wow. I am not by nature a science person. The largely-repressed memories I have of high school chemistry still make me feel a little ill. But this, friends, is more like reading poetry than it is like reading a textbook. I am officially in awe of Stephen Hawking - the man can actually mak...

Rusty rated it ★★★☆☆

January 29, 2010

To begin, I am not….scientifically inclined. But I would like to get a better grasp on some scientific principles, so I thought I would give this book a whirl. I didn’t grasp everything, by any means, but the book is very informative. I found it very interesting to learn how little/much physicist...

Nərmin rated it ★★★☆☆

January 02, 2017

"A briefer history of time" is briefer and simpler version of "A brief history of time". However I wish explanations to some theories made sense to me. I still feel unfullfilled about string theory and multi dimensions. In addition, the language was a bit dry, or so I thought. After Carl Sagan's f...

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