A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible by Stephen Hawking

A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible

byStephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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The science classic made more accessible
• More concise • Illustrated

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.

Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. He received bachelor's degrees in math and physics and a master's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Bantrell Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Techn...
Title:A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More AccessibleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307417840

ISBN - 13:9780307417848

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simplified complicated topics! I have always been interested in learning more about this subject matter but have been intimidated by the complexity. I found this to be still a challenging read conceptually but it was presented in the simplest manner possible. I really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2014-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from More Explanation and Less Elaboration Please Buying a book written by the smartest man on Earth and hoping to understand all of it seems a bit like wishful thinking for this highschool student. Stephen Hawking successfully turned my brain into mush time and time again throughout this relatively short book. 'A Briefer History of Time' explores the theories of Einstein, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Newton, Galileo, and countless others. Theories ranging from black matter to grey matter, from the speed of sound to time travel, from gravity to curved space. The amount of physics I do know gave me the bare minimum amount of knowledge required to get from cover to cover, but Hawking's explanations are definitely lacking. I have no doubt in my mind that Stephen Hawking knows what he is talking about, but that doesn't mean that I do.
Date published: 2007-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than the first Great for high school students.
Date published: 2007-05-31