A Brief History Of Time

A Brief History Of Time: From Big Bang To Black Holes

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 18/08/2011
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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?

These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers.

Following his passing in March 2018, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time will continue to forever stand as his gift to the world. Few books have carried such a siesmic impact, opening millions of minds to the deep cosmos in language that is both succinct and clear.

It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

This edition includes updates from Stephen Hawking with his thoughts about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. It was published to accompany the launch of a new app, Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe.

One of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking was the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His bestselling publications included: A Brief History of Time, The Grand Design, A Briefer History of Time as well as a series of books for children, co-authored with his daughter Lucy Hawking, beginning with George's Secret Key to the Universe.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857501004
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 216g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 17 mm

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