A Brief History of Time

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A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.

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

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Author

Stephen Hawking

Binding

Paperback

Brand

imusti

CatalogNumberList

POTM-0553380168, TM-0553380168

Color

Other

EAN

9780553380163

EANList

9780553380163, 8601410838515

Edition

10th Anniversary

Format

Unabridged

ISBN

0553380168

ItemDimensions

900, hundredths-inches, 600, hundredths-inches, 105, hundredths-pounds, 60, hundredths-inches

Label

Bantam

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

Bantam

MPN

2MD6NZ0001J3

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

212

PackageDimensions

63, hundredths-inches, 898, hundredths-inches, 71, hundredths-pounds, 606, hundredths-inches

PackageQuantity

1

PartNumber

2MD6NZ0001J3

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

1998-09-01

Publisher

Bantam

ReleaseDate

1998-09-01

Studio

Bantam

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