A Brief History of Time
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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... show more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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.
Publish date: September 1st 1998
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
(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...
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...
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.
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...
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...