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by Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1987)Will having read Hawking's book help me understand the way a horse-fly "grasps" the arrow of time?For starters, I'm great at killing horse-flies by hand. Should I get some black pyjamas and a balaclava and become a ninja? And there was me thinking that the horse-fly's all roun...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 4 years ago
A very thought provoking read.I'd love to say I understood everything in this book, but having never taken a physics coarse, there were some things that were difficult for me to understand. However, I think Hawking does a good job of simplifying the information and giving real-world examples that ma...
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M's blog. rated it 5 years ago
Definitely one of my favourite books. Simple explanation, enough for a kid like me to understand.It scares me a little though, when I realised how little knowledge we have.Also, I fell in love with Hawking's sense of humour.
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The Open Book rated it 5 years ago
Surprisingly accesible, even if I did only understand about 1/4 of it (Quantum Mechanics, Uncertainty Principle, Thermodynamics, they make my eyes cross trying to understand them!) but I at least grasped the major concepts and theories. The personal anecdotes and asides are well placed and a nice br...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Ever since I took up physics in year 11 I have had a love affair with the subject, which is odd since I went on to study an arts/law degree (but that probably had something to do with the fact that I would not have had the staying power to pour all of my energy into helping human knowledge advance t...
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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
A friend of mine loves this book and has read it more than once. Reassuring, since like me, she doesn't hold a doctorate in the sciences! In fact, as someone who used to do a lot of science reading--I read many a astronomy book by Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan once upon a time--most of the concepts he...
Jennavier rated it 6 years ago
I loved this books as a young teen. It made science classes bearable to think that there might be something interesting at the end of them!
lauracrean5 rated it 6 years ago
I just saw this book on someone else's shelf and thought I would put a quick review in here. I read this book a good 10 to 15 years ago now I think, not sure exactly how long ago but I was writing a science fiction novel involving time travel and thought I had better give it a go. My family though...
yahyaahmadi rated it 6 years ago
This book was very informative, but there were many parts that I didn't fully understand, like imaginary time, space-time curvature, and string theory. I'm sure rereading the book will help a lot but I'm not sure if I would do it in near future.I prefer trying another book by someone else, that is m...
everettpantaloons rated it 6 years ago
Thanks, but I think I'll stick with Doctor Who and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.
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